The Barber of Lavapies (Barbieri-Pollen)

El barberillo de Lavapiés (1874) composed by Francisco Ansenjo Barbieri and arranged by George Pollen is roughly contemporary with the masterpieces of Strauss jnr. in Vienna and Arthur Sullivan in London. Like the latter, Barbieri concocts a potent mix of musical ingredients ranging from Offenbach, Mozart, Rossini and Italian Opera through to the popular music of his own time and place. El barberillo de Lavapiés boasts a brilliant, sophisticated and tuneful score

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