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October 2016

Love and Death… el amor y la muerte… (part 1)

26 October 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Milton Court Concert Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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A celebration of the life and work of Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Supported by the Instituto Cervantes in London, the British-Spanish Society and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival. Tonadillas en estilo antiguo and Danzas españolas A complete performance of Granados’s 12 Tonadillas (1912), popular songs based on eighteenth-century texts, together with five of his Spanish dances for piano (1890). Devised and performed by pianists Maite Aguirre and Ricardo Gosalbo together with Inés Lorans (soprano), Karen Schriesheim (soprano), Rosalie Warner (mezzo),…

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Love and Death… el amor y la muerte… (part 2)

26 October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Milton Court Concert Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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A celebration of the life and work of Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Supported by the Instituto Cervantes in London, the British-Spanish Society and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival. Canciones amatorias and Valses poéticos A selection of love songs (1915), together with the complete Valses poéticos for piano (1895). Devised and performed by pianists Maite Aguirre and Ricardo Gosalbo together with Mirjam Mesak (soprano). Admission free

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Love and Death… el amor y la muerte… (part 3)

26 October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Milton Court Concert Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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A celebration of the life and work of Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Supported by the Instituto Cervantes in London, the British-Spanish Society and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival. Granados and Goya A complete performance of Goyescas for piano (1911), songs and chamber music, including the Piano Quintet (1895). Performed by Guildhall singers and pianists, with guest appearances by: the Isbilia Quartet, Laura Ruhí (soprano), Catherine Backhouse (mezzo), Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone), Maite Aguirre (piano), Ricardo Gosalbo (piano), Inoko Isobe (english horn),…

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November 2016

Two anniversaries: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) & Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

14 November 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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ELENA GRAGERA, Mezzosoprano ANTON CARDÓ, Piano PROGRAMME: MIGUEL DE CERVANTES: Poets of his time ROBERT GERHARD (1896-1970) & GIL VICENTE (1470?-1536): “Por do pasaré la sierra” FREDERIC MOMPOU (1893-1987) & SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ (1542-1591): “Cantar del alma” ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916) & LUIS DE GÓNGORA (1561-1627): “Lloraba la niña” (De “Canciones Amatorias”) JOAQUÍN RODRIGO (1901-1999) & FÉLIX LOPE DE VEGA (1562-1635): “Pastorcito santo” MIGUEL DE CERVANTES: His poems LEONARDO BALADA (1933): “Bailan las Gitanas” ( “Tres cervantinas”) ERNESTO HALFFTER…

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Dark swallows shall return: Spanish songs of the Romantic era

21 November 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Song in the City, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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Programme: Tomás Bretón: - Las golondrinas - Seis poesías de Bécquer: No. 5 Cuando entre la sombra oscura José Espí Ulrich: - Nevando - Serenata española Gabriel Rodríguez: - Rimas de Bécquer: No. 1 Si al mecer las azules campanillas - Rimas de Bécquer: No. 4 Hoy como ayer Fermín María Álvarez: - Idealismo: ¡Tú! - Idealismo: ¡Yo! Felipe Pedrell - La primavera: No. 3 De celístia matinera - La primavera: No. 4 Mirant d'una viola Marcial del Adalid -…

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Gypsy songs

28 November 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Song in the City, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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Programme: Mi aldea (Los Gavilanes) J. Guerrero (1895-1951) Amor vida de mi vida (Maravilla) Moreno Torroba (1891-1992) Canción del Gitano (La Linda tapada) Fco. Alonso (1887-1948) Los Vareadores (Luisa Fernanda) Moreno Torroba (1891-1992) Ya mis horas felices (La del Soto del Parral) Soutullo y Vert (1880-1932) Canto a Murcia (La Parranda) Fco. Alonso (1887-1948) Soñó mi mente loca, Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948) Lejos de ti, Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948) Se equivocó la Paloma, Carlos Guastavino(1912-2000) Eso es imposible, Ramón Herrera…

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December 2016

Stolen kisses: a hommage to Alberto Ginastera in his centenary

5 December 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Song in the City, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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Stolen kisses: a hommage to Alberto Ginastera in his centenary Programme: Canción del beso robado 2 canciones Op. 3 (arbol del olvido y luna lunanca) Las horas de una estancia La moza de los ojos negros En la cuna blanca Cinco canciones populares argentinas Lorena Paz Nieto soprano Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is with Royal Academy Opera, under the tuition of Philip Doghan and Audrey Hyland. She holds an MA-PrepOpera at RAM, achieving Distinction and a DipRAM for an…

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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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June 2017

Spanish Song & Zarzuela Gala Concert

23 June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cervantes Theatre, 229 Union Street
London, SE1 0LR United Kingdom
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Spanish Song & Zarzuela Gala Concert London Lyric Arts presents a musical programme of Spanish song and Zarzuela, performed by the best Hispanic and London voices of the moment. The festival will be a sneak peak of the programme of concerts and talks currently being planned for the rest of 2017 and 2018. London Lyric Arts presenta un programa musical de canciones líricas españolas y romanzas de zarzuela, interpretadas por las mejores voces hispano-londinenses del momento. Esta gala sirve de…

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October 2017

Songs at Six: Murillo at 400

23 October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Music Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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A rich and varied programme of songs and images celebrating four hundred years of the birth of Murillo in 1617. Guildhall postgraduate singers perform settings of Spanish Golden-Age lyrics by Joaquín Turina, Eduard Toldrá, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Amadeo Vives, 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. Kindly supported by:

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November 2017

Music and exile in Francoist Spain

17 November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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LECTURE-RECITAL: PRESENTATION OF EVA MOREDA'S BOOKS: 'Music and exile in Francoist Spain' and 'Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain', published by Oxford University Press Lecturer: Prof. EVA MOREDA (University of Glasgow) 17th November 2017 7pm at Kings College London, room SWB 21 The Civil War and the subsequent exile is often understood as a divide between the so-called 'two-Spains'; in this talk, however, I would like to approach the issue from a different perspectives and explore the…

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