If you can afford it, catch a plane today and head to the Euskalduna Concert Hall in Bilbao, where, if you're lucky, you can hear juan Jose Mena lead the magnificent Bilbao Symphony. What a fine ensemble it is!...The orchestra is aided in no small part by the excellent sound from engineer Eleanor Thomason...a first-rate release."
"No record company casts a wider net than Naxos...it brings to the surface admirable repertoire that would otherwise be lost to the maw of time...the musical forces are more than adequate, and the youthful chorus is particularly delightful."
"Colourful music from Basque country. Naxos's Spanish Classics series gets ever more irresistible. Diez melodlas vascas by Jesus Guridi (1886-1961) ranks as the classic Basque orchestral work, each movement highly approachable in its melodic simplicity and remarkable in its range of orchestral colouring.
Guridi's orchestral writing is consistently effective. Whether or not you already have a compilation of his music, this latest is highly recommended."
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