Thematic Fridays Repeated on Saturdays

Musical Clichés. Visions of Spain

12 and 13 October, 9 and 10 November, 30 November 2018 and 1 December 2018, 25 and 26 January, 22 and 23 February, 29 and 30 March, 24 and 25 May 2019
Thematic Fridays:


The musical image of a country is often constructed from abroad and is based on a series of clichés that evolve over time, vary according to the perspective taken by each composer, and respond to different ideological interests in each case. This series explores the different musical clichés associated with Spain throughout history, with France, Russia and Germany as the most important creative focal points. The seven concerts present an overview of the image of the country in sound from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries; an overview that encompasses everything the La Spagna melody to the works of Maurice Ohana, from folías and chaconnes to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, from Debussy’s piano works to Shostakovich’s songs.
SERIES: Musical Clichés. Visions of Spain

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Program of the series:

  • (I) Russia sings to Spain (12 and 13 October 2018)
    • Presentation: Andrés Ibáñez
    • Ivo Stánchev and Borja Mariño
    • M. Glinka, A. Dargomyzhsky, M. Balakirev, P. I. Tchaikovksy and D. Shostakovich
  • (II) Travelling virtuosi (9 and 10 November 2018)
    • Presentation: Fernando Delgado
    • Francesco Libetta
    • I. Moscheles, M. Moszkowski, L. Moreau Gottschalk, E. Lecuona, O. de la Cinna, J. Schulhoff, J. Ascher, T. Kullak and F. Liszt
  • (III) The Russian Vision (30 November 2018, 1 December 2018)
    • Presentation: Elena Torres
    • Ana Guijarro and Mariana Gurkova
    • M. Glinka, M. Balakirev and N. Rimski-Kórsakov
  • (IV) La Spagna in Dance (25 and 26 January 2019)
    • Presentation: Pepe Rey
    • Ensemble La Danserye, Diana Campoo and Jorge Vicedo
    • G. A. Dalza, C. Festa, H. Kotter, J. Ghiselin, F. Canova Da Milano, G. Ebreo Da Pesaro, Anonymous, H. Buchner, J. Desprez, F. Caroso, J. P. Sweelinck, M. Praetorius, C. Negri and G. Farnaby
  • (V) Exotic Impressions (22 and 23 February 2019)
    • Presentation: Yvan Nommick
    • Momo Kodama
    • M. Ravel, C. Debussy, M. Ohana, E. Chabrier, E. Satie and R. B. Boulmier
  • (VI) Folias and Chaconnes (29 and 30 March 2019)
    • Presentation: Stefano Russomanno
    • Francesco Corti
    • J. H. D'Anglebert, A. Forqueray, F. Couperin and C. P. E. Bach
  • (VII) The Spirit of the People: Spanisches Liederbuch (24 and 25 May 2019)
    • Presentation: José Álvarez Junco
    • Sarah Fox, Thomas Oliemans and Malcolm Martineau
    • H. Wolf
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