Music of Spain for Orchestra
Orquesta Zarzuela de Madrid conducted by Frederico Moreno Torroba
Cover Art: Piedra Banca
Decca Glod Label Series DL 9736
1954From the back cover: Federico Moreno Torroba was born in Madrid in 1891. is first teacher was his father, a well-known organist; later he became a student of the Madrid Conservatory under Conrado del Campo.
While he began as a composer of symphonic music, he soon turn to the two fields in which he acquired his fame: Music For Guitar and Music For The Theatrical Stage.
As a composer of guitar works he is best known through Andre Segovia who has recorded "Sonatina," "Madronos,' "Suite Castellana" and others. Today these works are in the repertory of most guitarists the world over.
But Torroba's fame today is mainly based upon the enormous success of his zarzuela. "Luisa Fernanda," for example, has had about 10,000 performances in Spain and South America. Others such as "La Chulapona," "Monte Carmelo," and "La Caramba" have been similarly successful.
Torroba is a many of many facets and abilities. He is considered one of Spain's leading conductors and arrangers, and the Government of Spain has placed him in charge of the Statesubventioned Temporada Del Genero Lirico, a project designed to keep the zarzuela alive on the stages of Spain. For several sessions he has been a highly successful guest conductor of the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, and his tournees to Mexico, Cuba and Uruguay have further contributed to to Torroba's standing as today's foremost exponent of the "Zarzuela."
El Tambor De Granaderos
La Mazurca De Las Sombrillas - Frederico Moreno Torroba (Mazurca of the Parasols)
La Habanera Del Soidadito - Frederico Moreno Torroba (The Habenera of the little Soldier)
Tirana from "Baberillo de Labapies"
Los Vareadores (The Farmhands) Frederico Moreno Torroba (Ay Mi Morena)
Alegria De La Huerta (Fun in the Garden)
La Revoltosa (The Rebellious One)
El Nino De Jerez, Pasodoble