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  • Ana Guijarro and Mariana Gurkova
    Ana Guijarro and Mariana Gurkova
    Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio spagnol
    16:15DECEMBER 1, 2018Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used different melodies from José Inzenga’s songbook to compose his Capriccio espagnol.A masterpiece of Spanish exoticism, it was premiered in St Petersburg and resonated internationally after being performed in Paris during the Exposition Universelle of 1889. This video features a performance of the version for piano, 4 hands, the work of Rimsky-Korsakov himself, who helped in its transmission in private settings.
  • Elena Torres
    Elena Torres
    Squared Orient: Russian Visions of an Exoticized Spain
    33:10NOVEMBER 30, 2018

    Elena Torres presents the third concert in the series Musical Clichés: Visions of Spain, analysing how Glinka’s trip to Spain generated wide interest in Spanish music among Russian composers. The affinity between the two countries, which dates back the Napoleonic wars, gave rise to a tight network of cultural relations with music as one of its most brilliant manifestations.

  • Ignacio Prego
    Ignacio Prego
    Works by J. S. Bach, J. J. Froberger and H. Purcell
    42:25SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

    Originadas en Francia, la suite y la partita agrupan danzas estilizadas se difundieron con rapidez por todo el continente. En el área germánica, se atribuye Johann Jacob Froberger la introducción de la partita. Por su parte, el inglés Henry Purcell siguió el modelo estandarizado en sus ocho suites para teclado, publicadas póstumamente. Finalmente, Johann Sebastian Bach utilizó el término “partita” para referirse a un conjunto de obras que combinan movimientos típicos de la suite francesa con otros ajenos a ella.

  • Ana Quintans, Carlos Mena, Ruth Verona and Carlos García-Bernalt
    Ana Quintans, Carlos Mena, Ruth Verona and Carlos García-Bernalt
    Works by J. de la Té y Sagau
    28:51NOVEMBER 21, 2018The cantata reached the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the seventeenth century. Originating in Italy, it replaced the villancicoat liturgical celebrations and consolidated its place in the secular sphere. The composer Jaume de la Té y Sagau, who was born in Barcelona but resided in Lisbon, personified the success of the introduction of this genre to the Portuguese and Spanish courts, publishing 166 secular and 87 sacred cantatas between 1715 and 1726.
  • Forefront
    Works by D. Ellington, S. Wonder, D. Gates, M. Love, B. Wilson, B. Johnson, L. Pauling, R. Bass, É. Piaf, M. Monnot, J. McCree, A. von Tilzer, S. Gorrell, H. Carmichael, S. Young, G. Gershwin, J. Herman, J. van Heusen, S. Cahn and S. Wohlers
    47:40MAY 12, 2018

    Barbershop music is a style of singing without instrumental accompaniment in which the melody is not performed by the highest voice. Made famous in the United States between 1895 and 1930, in subsequent decades its popularity declined in favour of jazz. Nevertheless, these specialised vocal quartets never disappeared from the American market.