Premieres and Re-premieres

Songs of Exile and Memory

6 March 2019
Premieres and Re-premieres:


In choral singing, bourgeois musical culture of the nineteenth century encountered a privileged space for the development of its social and cultural aspirations. The amateur choir phenomenon thus reached levels of mass movements with social implications (with deep-rooted revolutionary echoes) as well as nationalist ramifications (the development of identity constructions). This process also had its impact in the north of Spain, where there was an intense choral activity, traces of which are still perceptible today. Music for choirs, almost always non professional, also evolved during the Republic and the post-war period, often as a more or less implicit ideological vehicle on both sides.

Available on streaming via Canal March

Starting in 1986 this series of concerts offers works by Spanish composers that, for whatever reason, have not been easy to hear after their premiere, leading, on occasions, to the practical "disappearance" of pieces, in many cases undeservedly.

The Aula de (Re)estrenos (Auditorium of Re-premieres) is not limited to rediscovering works from the past, it is also a space where recent works, either already premiered in other places or yet to be premiered, are presented for the first time in Madrid. All the audio of the previous Aulas, together with the programs, the photographs and other related materials are available in Clamor. Digital library of Spanish Music

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