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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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A recital of XVIIth century Spanish solo keyboard music and Tonos Humanos for voice and keyboard, featuring composers such as Hidalgo, Arañés, Romeo, Borja, Galán, Garau and Marín. Performers: MARTA LÓPEZ FERNÁNDEZ harpsichord Photo credit: Sandra Vijandi/Handel & Hendrix in London Marta López Fernández is a Spanish early keyboard specialist based in London. During the last season she was an Artist in residence at Handel & Hendrix in London as part of their Handel House Talent Scheme. Since moving to…

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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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