Wednesday Series

Paris 1905. Viñes, a History of the Piano

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Ricardo Viñes (1875-1943) has gone down in history as the pianist of the French avant-garde, the exceptional musician who premiered many of the best piano works by Debussy, Ravel, Satie and Falla in Paris. But Viñes was also a pioneer in the rediscovery and dissemination of literature for the piano from all periods. This series reproduces a pioneering initiative, perhaps the first of this kind in history, fostered by the Spanish musician. In the legendary Sala Érard in Paris, between 27 March and 17 April 1905, he performed four historic recitals featuring a selection of the best keyboard works from Antonio Cabezón to his day. Over a century later these four programs, put together in a very clever and original manner, will sound exactly the same as they did in their day.

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