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Jordi Masó has been an indefatigable servant to Spanish music down the years and his survey of Turina is a worthy addition to his discography. This second volume features a clutch of multi-movement evocations of Spanish life, including a Madrid fiesta (Verbena madrileña), the life of shoemaker (En la zapatería), the cinema (Linterna mágica), circus (El circo) and radio broadcasts (Radio Madrid). None of this is great music, and it would be a challenge to guess from Turina’s (admittedly tongue-in-cheek) pastiche the profession of the occupant of the zapatería. Nonetheless, the music is well crafted and Masó’s accounts are idiomatic and nicely nuanced. With naturally clear (if unspectacular) Naxos sound, there are worse ways to spend an hour.

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