Composed by Cuban Composer Ernesto Lecuona, “Ante El Escorial,” “Before the Escorial,” is an impressive piece, an attempt to portray musically the majesty and grandeur of the object of his inspiration. El Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial, the architectural masterpiece of King Phillip II of Spain, located near Madrid, royal residence, monastery and onetime center of political power, it remains an attractive tourist stop and final resting place for the Spanish monarchy. The classical piano piece is interpreted here first by Frank Fernandez and the second interpretation by the Maestro Ernesto Lecuona. The images in this video could stand on their own, but they are greatly enhanced by the music.
Here’s the link to the eight-minute video: http://youtu.be/TKMYvhSBkYs.
Video courtesy of Rosa Maria