Album · 2017 · 22 Songs. America’s leading guitarist, one lavished with prizes, is joined by the equally celebrated soprano Isabel Leonard for a delightfully vivacious collection of music for guitar and voice in arrangements by Isbin herself. Music by Rodrigo, Granados, Lara (yes, Granada ), Falla, and Montsalvatge captures that uniquely Spanish sensibility where emotion sits very close to the surface-and the guitar takes us to Spain with a single chord. Falla’s pungent and vivid Siete canciones populares españolas sit at the program’s heart and are done with great panache. Alma Española Sharon Isbin.
ALMA ESPAÑOLA presents GRAMMY Award-winning singer Isabel Leonard and GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin in an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Ms. Isbin in their premiere recordings.
GRAMMY WINNER 2018 Producer of the Year, Classical for David Frost ALMA ESPAÑOLA Isabel Leonard & Sharon Isbin Bridge Records 9491 Multiple GRAMMY Award winners Sharon Isbin and opera star Isabel Leonard team up for the first all-Spanish art song recording of its kind in 40 years, including twelve world premiere arrangements by Isbin. Sharon Isbin & New York Philharmonic Warner Classics 2564-60296-2 2005 Latin GRAMMY nomination for ‘Best Classical Album’ 2006 GLAAD Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Artist’ Concertos by Villa-Lobos & Ponce, and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez in the Philharmonic’s first-ever recording with guitar.
Isabel Leonard has announced her new album Alma Espanola. The new CD will feature the Grammy winner alongside presents Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin in an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar. The album will include twelve arrangements by Ms. Isbin in their premiere recordings as well as duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara and Joaquín Rodrigo. There will also be guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega. The album is for release on July 14 and will be released by Bridge Records
Includes booklet (32 . with song texts in Spanish and English. Matrix, Runout: 21-1J3B.
Sharon Isbin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Katherine Isbin and Herbert S. Isbin, a nuclear scientist and professor at the University of Minnesota and author of Introductory Nuclear Reactor Theory (1963). She began her guitar studies at age nine with Aldo Minella in Varese, Italy, where her father had been hired as a consultant. She received a 2005 Latin Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Album" and a 2006 GLAAD Media Award nomination for "Outstanding Music Artist" for her disc with the New York Philharmonic of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and concertos by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos. Alma Española: Isabel Leonard & Sharon Isbin.
Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin take the stage for an evening of Spanish song. The program will feature music by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, and Federico García Lorca. The concert will take place in the enchanting Spanish Courtyard of the historic Rosen House. Isabel Leonard, On Site Opera & Susan Graham Headline Caramoor Festival 2018.
Artist: Isabel Leonard. Album: Alma Española, 2017. Has been played on. Romania 2.