God, History, Fantasy And Reason

Writer Colm Toibin takes a journey through Spanish history and music

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012006043020061015Writer Colm Toibin takes a journey through Spanish history and musicstarting in the ancient pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela.
022006050720061022He visits the Basque city of Bilbao, and focuses on Frank Gehry's extraordinary design for the Guggenheim Museum.|Includes music by Arriaga, Guridi, Sarasate, Ravel, Luis de Pablo and Basque folk-songs.
032006051420061029The Catalan capital, Barcelona.
04 LAST2006052120061105He completes his journey through Spanish history and music in the city of Granada.|Juan de Enzina: Levanta Pascual villancico|Hisperion XXI/ Jordi Savall|Narváez: Ballad of the Moorísh King who Lost the Alhambra|Montserrat Figueras|Juan de Encina: Una sanosa porfia|The Waverly Consort/ Michael Jafee|Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alambra (opening)|Segovia (guitar)|Trad: Soleá|La Niña de los Preines (singer)|Niño Ricardo (guitar)|Falla: Song of the Will of the Wisp (El amor brujo)|Teresa Berganza|LSO/ Garcia Navarro|Bretón: En la Alambra|Orquesta Ciudad de Granada/ Juan de Udaeta|Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain - En el Generalife|Alicia de Larrocha (piano)|LPO/ Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos|Falla: Homenaje a Debussy|Cincinnati SO/ Jesús López Cobos|Falla: The Dinner|Orquesta de cambra Teatre Lliure/ Joseph Pons|Falla: Fandango & final (El Corregidor y el molinera)|Lorca: Zorongo gitano, Trad.|arr Lorca|Lorca (piano) with L'Argentina (vocals and castanets)|Albeniz: El Albaicin (extract)|Flamenco: Era cosa de juguete|Terremoto (singer)|Manuel Marao (guitar)|Trad.|El-Andalus: Cancion en ritmo Quddan de la Nuba Gribt Al Hussein de Marruecos|Begoña Olavide (mezzo-soprano)|Driss El Maloumi (oud)|Pedro Estevan (percussion)|Escobar: Requiem aeternam|La Capella Reial de Catalunya.