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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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