Regino Sáinz de la Maza: Zapateado

Sanja Plohl

Dans Grenade is a series of music for Ibs Classical, which is recorded in emblematic areas of Granada, with a repertoire related to Spanish music or to Spain, and more concretely, to Andalucía and the city of Granada. The recording has taken place in the Manuel de Falla Auditorium, in the setting of the Alhambra and Palace of Charles V, and only metres from the Carmen de la Antequeruela, the meeting place of cultural life in the times of the maestro, which today is still considered a cultural heritage centre of the city. Falla began his Granada phase with guitar composition, and the Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (1920) is the first work he created in the city, thereupon initiating the best twenty years of his creative life, in a time that was bright with the presence and friendship of Federico García Lorca in el Concurso de Cante Jondo (1922), or in the commemorations of the tercentenary of the death of Góngora (1927). This Auditorium is one of the best medium-sized European acoustic concert halls in every nuance. The recording is done by taking advantage of the clarity and quality of different locations, conferring a lively, immediate sound that we feel as we sit in a chair at the Manuel de Falla Auditorium to enjoy the guitar of Sanja Plohl. This young Slovenian concert performer is characterized by overwhelming technique, precision in execution and variety in sound that make his interpretations of Dans Grenade an intense experience.