This recording featuring Jose Serebrier conducting the SWR Sinfonieorchester is a virtual overview of 20th century Spanish Classical Music. The focus of the recording is a stirring rendition of Isaac Albeniz's IBERIA transcribed for orchestra. The renown soprano CAROLE FARLEY is featured in Xavier Montsalvatge's CINCO CANCIONES NEGRAS. Manuel deFalla is represented by two works: "The Interlude and Dance No.1" from LA VIDA BREVE and perhaps his most well known work "The Ritual Fire Dance" from EL AMOR BRUJO. The most recent composition is ARBOL DE ARCANGELES by Tomas Marco and though not of Spanish blood but certainly of Spanish instinct and style is the most famous BOLERO by Maurice Ravel.