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Sharon Isbin, Pacifica Quartet 'Souvenirs of Spain and Italy' is WRTI: Classical Album of the Week

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If you've ever visited Spain or Italy, you know how the quality of the sun and soil, the wind and warmth affect everything from the food to the art and the music. Especially the music. Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and the Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet have released a new album, Souvenirs of Spain & Italy, which combines the music of the two countries into a listening delight.

The album explores pieces from the Baroque period to the mid-Twentieth Century and includes a rarely heard work by Mario Castelnuov-Tedesco, the Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet Opus 143. Isbin and the Pacifica play Emilio Pujol's guitar arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D Major. Luigi Boccherini's Quintet in D Major joins hints os Spanish flamenco with the late 18th Century classical style.In addition, the Pacifica performs Spanish composer Joaquín Turina's string quartet piece, La oración del torero, Op. 34.

Contribute to WRTI at the $120 level during the Fall Member Drive -and we'll thank you with Sharon Isbin and the Pacifica Quartet, Souvenirs of Spain & Italy.

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