Like Arthur Sullivan, Tomás Bretón (1850-1923) was a cultured musician who composed symphonic and operatic works but found his greatest success with lighter fare. Specifically he did so with this classic example of the one-act genero chico that so captured the enthusiasm of Spain during the 1890s. The work itself captures superbly the Spanish taste for nocturnal revelry, especially at festival time, as here on the evening of the Festival of the Dove (Gramophone).
- Prestigious soloists, chorus,and chamber orchestra
- Ballet Furia Flamenca
- Waltzes, polkas, gorgeous costumes