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Musical Clichés. Visions of Spain
Exotic Impressions

22, 23 February 2019
Thematic Fridays: Exotic Impressions


In the nineteenth century, Spain was an exotic and oriental country for France. Writers and composers forged a consciousness that achieve its highest expressions in novels and in the opera Carmen, as well as in colourful orchestral works such as Chabrier’s España. A short time later, composers like Ravel and Debussy would begin to encounter a compositional resource in the peculiarities of Spanish popular music with which to break the rules of a tonal system in the process of decomposition.
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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