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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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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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May 2019

Songs at Six: tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo

28 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Lecture Recital Room), 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.

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June 2019

The beginnings of recorded music in Spain

21 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Milton Court Rehearsal Room 1), 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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