Presented by Australia's renowned Team of Pianists, New Norcia: A Spanish Rhapsody reflects the blending of Spanish and Australian cultures, both in the New Norcia community and in the selection of works on the disc.
New Norcia was settled in 1846 by two Spanish Benedictine monks, Dom José Benito Serra and Dom Rosendo Salvado. Salvado, a dominant and influential figure in both the history of New Norcia and that of Western Australia, gave the very first public piano recital in Perth, in order to raise money for the new settlement north of Perth.
Danses Andalouses Manuel Infante
Four Chants d'Espagne Joaquin Nin Arr: Max Cooke
Siete Canciones Espagnoles Manuel de Falla
Two Spanish Dances from La Vida Breve Manuel de Falla Arr: Gustave Samazeuilh
Three Compositions Stephen Moreno
Rapsodie Espagnole Maurice Ravel