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November 2019

Spanish songs in exile

13 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shaw Library – London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
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Marking the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish civil war, this lecture-recital will offer insights into the circumstances of Spanish composers in exile. The programme will feature songs by composers such as Roberto Gerard, Manuel de Falla and Julián Bautista. Co-organised by Cervantes Institute London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Spanish in Motion and Hispanic Music Series. Lecturers/performers: Prof. Eva Moreda (University of Glasgow) Ricardo Gosalbo (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)

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May 2019

(Dis)embodied singers in Cervantes

9 May @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Milton Court Seminar Room – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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Given that printed texts don’t come with sound effects, it’s not obvious why characters in novels are made to speak, let alone sing; and when they do, what are we supposed to hear? Cervantes was clearly fascinated by the challenge of ‘writing singing’ and returned to the problem time and again. In the majority of cases he wrote singing as a performance in real time, with the (often lengthy) lyrics pasted into the main text of the novel. But this…

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February 2019

¡Ay, amor!

16 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cervantes Theatre, 229 Union Street
London, SE1 0LR United Kingdom
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£10

Hispanic Music Series, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes London, presents Marta López Fernández (harpsichord) and Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor) in a recital of XVIIth century Spanish solo keyboard music and Tonos Humanos for voice and keyboard, featuring composers such as Juan Hidalgo, Antonio de Cabezón, Sebastián Durón and José Marín. This event will be curated by our special guest of honour and expert in the field professor Sir Barry Ife. Hispanic Music Series en colaboración con el Instituto Cervantes de…

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June 2019

The beginnings of recorded music in Spain

21 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Milton Court Rehearsal Room 1 – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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The beginnings of recorded music in Spain This lecture-recital will cover, through both historical recordings and live performance, the beginnings (1896-1914) of commercial recorded music in Spain, both in the hands of multinationals such as Gramophone and Victor, and small-scale local businesses (the so-called 'gabinetes fonográficos') which recorded on wax cylinders. Particular attention will be paid to the first Spanish opera and zarzuela singers to record for the phonograph and gramophone; their names are scarcely known nowadays (Josefina Huguet, Pepita…

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May 2019

Songs at Six: tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo

28 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture Recital Room – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Guildhall School postgraduate singers and pianists perform songs by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo as a tribute on the 20th anniversary of his passing. Concert curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and supported by the Instituto Cervantes London. Performed by Riho Akagi (piano), Holly Brown (soprano), Ellie Dann (mezzo), Achinoam Keisar (piano), Rachael Liddell (mezzo), Feilin Liu (piano), Luke Scott (baritone) & Valerie Wong (soprano). More information: https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/view_all_events/event_single_view/?tx_julleevents_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=6092 Free entrance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tu-voz-y-tu-mano-the-art-and-music-of-sorolla-and-rodrigo-tickets-61149769607

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October 2018

Zarzuela evening

24 October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Guildhall singers celebrate the Spanish Zarzuela tradition, with works by masters such as Arrieta, Caballero, Chapí, Giménez, Guerrero, Serrano, Sorozábal, Moreno Torroba and Vives, in a concert curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and sponsored by the British Spanish Society.

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May 2018

Songs at Six | Songs from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America

16 May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Music Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Guildhall School's postgraduate singers and pianists present a programme that draws on the rich and often overlooked heritage of piano-accompanied vocal repertoire from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo. Performed by Gary Beecher (piano), Clara Kanter (mezzo), Seung-Ju Lee (piano), Chavdar Mazgalov (piano), Jessica Ouston (mezzo) and Elsa Roux Chamoux (mezzo). Programme: Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas El paño moruno Seguidilla murciana Asturiana Jota Nana Canción Polo Xavier Montsalvatge: Cinco canciones negras Cuba dentro…

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February 2017

Bécquer Settings

2 February 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Music Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is one of the most famous and celebrated authors in Spanish literature. His poems, though short and few, are considered one of the pillars of modern Spanish poetry, and their mark beyond Spanish literature is patent in Spanish music with the large number of composers who have set his verses to music. His poetry is rich and complex, yet seems completely spontaneous. It combines the influence of high poetry, with a popular/folk tone. Bécquer wished no doubt…

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May 2018

The Music of Murillo

15 May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Celebrating four hundred years of the birth of Murillo in 1617 and closing the symposium Murillo in Perspective, Guildhall postgraduate singers perform settings of Spanish Golden-Age lyrics by Joaquín Turina, Eduard Toldrá, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Fernando Obradors and Frederic Mompou against a vibrant backdrop of some of Murillo's finest drawings and paintings. Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and Professor Barry Ife, in collaboration with GSMD, ARTES and King's College London. Performed by Erika Baikoff (soprano), Ingrid Chan (piano), Matthew Dixon…

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March 2018

Francisco de Goya in love and song

6 March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grace Belgravia, 11c W Halkin Street
London, SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
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£40 – £50

Lecture-recital with Dr Jacqueline Cockburn, Karen Schriesheim (soprano), Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor) and Dan Bovey (classical guitar) Programme to include: Fernando Sor (1778-1839) - Cesa de atormentarme - Mis descuidados ojos - El que quisiera amando - Puede una buena moza Enrique Granados (1867-1916) - Callejeo (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’) - El majo olvidado (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’) - El mirar de la maja (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’) - El majo tímido (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’)…

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