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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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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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