Still a neglected work, Julián Orbón’s Partita No. 4 for piano and orchestra is one of the most important piano and orchestra works from the Spanish repertoire, and receives here a superb performance from Noelia Rodiles and the Oviedo Filarmonía under Lucas Macías’ baton. The album is completed with the first recording of Manuel Martínez Burgos’ concerto for piano and orchestra, ‘Cloches’. Based on the expressive possibilities of bells, and composed after the spectral analysis of different bells from all over Europe, ‘Cloches’ proposes a spiritual and magical voyage that ends with a frenetic and exciting movement, an exuberant and brilliantly scored finale for a fantastic album!

Tech Info
SACD & download versions
Original format
DSD256 (11.2MHz)
Recording date
August 23-25, 2023 & January 31-February 2, 2024
Auditorio Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo, Spain
Sonodore LDM-54 & RCM-402, Pearl, Samar Audio, Schoeps &Neumann microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Hifiman headphones; Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers
Catalogue number
EUD-SACD-2406 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-2406 (download version)
8436551171050 (SACD version)
8436551171067 (download version)