Sharon Isbin and Isabel Leonard’s ‘Alma Española’ is Overflowing with Iberian Spirit

From the Winter 2017 issue of Classical Guitar | BY BLAIR JACKSON Sharon Isbin and Argentinian American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard’s enchanting recent album Alma Española is, according to the guitarist, the first devoted to Spanish “art song” since Narciso Yepes and Castilian mezzo Teresa Berganza put out their Canciones Populares Españolas record on Deutsche Grammophon 40 years ago. That LP consisted of Federico Garcia Lorca’s 13 Canciones española antiguas and Manuel de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas. Those two suites form the backbone … Continue reading Sharon Isbin and Isabel Leonard’s ‘Alma Española’ is Overflowing with Iberian Spirit