100 Years of Chamber Music in Spain - Trade Industry Issue (3LP box set) - rare

$55.00 USD

Semi-Private Issue (LP)

Box VG / Booklet EX / LPs NM

This handsome and rare 3LP box set issued by Spain's Chamber of Commerce for Industry and Navigation (No catalog number, Spanish pressings, stereo, booklet included) entitled "100 Years of Chamber Music in Spain" features a special release to mark the 100th Anniversary of the aforementioned organization, and consisting of a nice box, a very lavish 30-page booklet, and 3 LPs – drawn from the RCA, EMI, and Ensayo catalogs of outstanding chamber music performances of Spanish music performed by great Spanish artists.

Many of these recordings are relatively elusive and difficult to find, titles not widely distributed and generally limited to the Spanish market. One of the added attractions of this set is the full-size, 30-page booklet, engagingly illustrated and extensively annotated (see below).

The exact contents are as follows:

Disc I (EMI LP – 038 2911771):

Enrique Granados: Quintet for Piano and Strings

Thomas Rajna, piano

Alberni String Quartet

Manuel de Falla: Suite popular española

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Samuel Sanders, piano

Manuel de Falla: "Psyché" for voice, harpsichord, flute, and string trio

            Victoria de los Angeles, soprano

            Jean-Claude Gerard, flute

            Annie Challan, harpsichord

            Trio de Cuerdas Francés

Manuel de Falla: Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello

            Manuel de Falla: harpsichord

            Marcel Moyse, flute

            Georges Bonneau, oboe

            Emile Godeau, clarinet

            Marel Darrieu, violin

            Auguste Cruque, cello

Disc 2 (Ensayo LP – ENY-CCM-012):

Joaquín Turina: Piano Trio No.  Op. 35

            Trio de Madrid

                        Joaquín Soriano, piano

                        Pedro Léon, violin

                        Pedro corostola, cello

Joaquín Turina: Oración del torero

            Enrique García Asensio, conductor

            English Chamber Orchestra

Joaquín Rodrigo: Zarabanda lejana y Villanesco

Enrique García Asensio, conductor

            English Chamber Orchestra

Julián Bautista: Sonatina for String Trio

Pedro Léon, violin

Emilio Mateu, viola

            Pedro corostola, cello

Disc 3 (RCA LP – ECPL L-3099):

Luis de Pablo: Sonido de guerra

            Grupo Kogan

                        José Ramón Encinar, director

                        Ana Higueras, soprano

                        Manuel Cid, tenor

                        Pedro Corostola, cello

                        José Luis Gómez, narrator

Gaspar Cassadó: Sonata en estilo antiguo español

            Pedro Corostola, cello

            Luis Rego, piano

Cristóbal Halffter: Oda (para el cumpleaños de un amigo):

            Grupo Instrumental

            Odón Alonso, director

Tomás Marco: Maya

Pedro Corostola, cello

            LuisRego, piano

The production of this set was supervised by Ramos Perera, the musical selections were made by Alvaro Marías, and the striking illustrations were executed by Alfredo. There are extensive notes by Alvaro Marías on all the composers included herein – all texts in Spanish only.


The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

The condition of the box is VERY GOOD. There is a 2" split to the spine, a bit of curshing to the top edge, and mild overall wear and discoloration. However, the box remains very solid, attractive, and presentation worthy – overall, still a very good collector's copy.

The condition of the full-size, 30-page, booklet is EXCELLENT – it betrays some handling, but is free of marks, completely intact, glossy and attractive.

The condition of the 3 LPs is near-MINT throughout and playback is superb in both – overall, these rate as truly fine collector's copies.