God, History, Fantasy And Reason

Writer Colm Toibin takes a journey through Spanish history and music

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starting in the ancient pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela.

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He 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.

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The Catalan capital, Barcelona.

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He 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)

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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.