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El relicario


José Padilla (1889–1960), an enormously gifted melodist, was born in Almería, Spain. During the 1920s he composed the songs Valencia and Ça, c’est Paris! for Mistinguett to sing at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, but acclaim in his native Spain and in South America had come with the lovely Princesita and La Violetera and the rousing El relicario (‘The locket’, 1918). This last was popularized by the Spanish singer Raquel Meller, but is most familiar internationally as an orchestral piece.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

José Padilla (1889–1960), mélodiste immensément doué, naquit à Almería, en Espagne. Dans les années 1920, il composa les titres Valencia et Ça, c’est Paris!, que Mistinguett chanta au Moulin-Rouge; mais la célébrité dans son Espagne natale et en Amérique du Sud était déjà venue des charmantes Princesita et La Violetera, ainsi que de l’entraînant El relicario («Le pendentif», 1918)—qui fut popularisé par la chanteuse espagnole Raquel Meller, mais est davantage connu dans le monde entier sous sa forme orchestrale.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Einen Hauch mediterraner Melodien bringt José Padilla (1889–1960), ein enorm begabter Melodiker aus dem spanischen Almería. Während der zwanziger Jahre komponierte er Lieder wie Valencia und Ça, c’est Paris! für Mistinguetts Auftritte im Moulin Rouge in Paris. In seiner Heimat Spanien und in Südamerika kam der Erfolg mit den lieblichen Liedern Princesita und La Violetera, sowie dem mitreißenden El relicario („Das Medallion“, 1918). Das letztere Stück machte der spanische Sänger Raquel Meller populär, international viel bekannter ist es aber als Orchesterstück.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl


European Light Music Classics

Track-specific metadata for CDH55477 track 10

Recording date
25 July 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. European Light Music Classics (CDA66998)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 1998
    Deletion date: December 2012
    Superseded by CDH55477
  2. European Light Music Classics (CDH55477)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2014
  3. The New London Orchestra Light Music Playlist (CDPL0106)
    Disc 1 Track 54
    Release date: September 2017
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