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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by Richard0428 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:58 am

Thanks Ilu for the interesting Sadana info and the list of composers. I couldn't help but notice one of my favorite pieces of Spanish Music, Granados' rather impressive-sounding Spanish Dance no 8 (the one with the effective, constantly alternatintg C and B flat chordal plan) is missing from the list. A marvellous short piece, yet for some reason one of the less well-known pieces from the set.

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by alegitor » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:20 pm

Richard0428 wrote:Thanks Ilu for the interesting Sadana info and the list of composers. I couldn't help but notice one of my favorite pieces of Spanish Music, Granados' rather impressive-sounding Spanish Dance no 8 (the one with the effective, constantly alternatintg C and B flat chordal plan) is missing from the list. A marvellous short piece, yet for some reason one of the less well-known pieces from the set.

Cheers

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Recording of the piece mentioned by Richard.

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by phikfy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:04 am

Does anyone have Aguafuertes "Cinco Piezas Para Piano, Formando <Suite>" by Joaquin Zamacois? If not, I will scan it and share with PP friends here.
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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by Igod82 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:03 pm

Never heard of it who is?

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by quercus » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:32 am

Hmm, is this thread strictly for Spain? Not sure where else to ask about Portugal, so let me know if this post belongs somewhere else.

Apparently Portuguese composer Antonio Fragoso (1897-1918) wrote at least 20 pieces for piano solo. The best list I've found is from the Portuguese Music Information Center:
http://www.mic.pt/cimcp/dispatcher?wher ... 15&lang=EN

A good biographical sketch can be found here:
http://portuguesemusicandmusicians.blog ... agoso.html

I found Petite Suite (Preludio, Berceuse, Dance) and the 7 Preludes at IMSLP. Both are hauntingly beautiful.
http://imslp.org/index.php?title=Specia ... ch=fragoso

Can anyone contribute any others?

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by passthesalt » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:04 pm

Quercus, I like this music - have never heard of Fragoso before. Thanks for recommending.

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by passthesalt » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:21 pm

Was looking up info on Fragoso: poor guy died at 21 from the Spanish influenza:

http://www.classical-composers.org/comp ... /vsm#sheet

So far I can't find any other online sources for his music other than the Preludes and Petite Suite listed on IMSLP. Some of his other works are performed on Youtube, however.

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by rob » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:37 am

passthesalt wrote:Was looking up info on Fragoso: poor guy died at 21 from the Spanish influenza...
Not very patriotic of him! Shouldn't he have died from the Portuguese flu?

(Sorry, couldn't resist that!)

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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by ilu » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:02 am

António Fragoso was born in 1897 in Pocariça, in the municipality of Cantanhede. He started his musical studies privately with his uncle António dos Santos Tovin and later carried them on also privately with the doctor Ernesto Maia.

Once in Lisbon he enrolled in the National Conservatory and in 1918 did his piano final exam scoring the maximum grade.

His work includes mostly chamber music for voice and piano -Toadas da Minha Aldeia (Village Tunes), Canções do Sol Poente (Sunset Songs) and Poèmes Saturniens - and one orchestra piece entitled Nocturno (Nocturne).

In 1918 António Fragoso died in his hometown with pneumonic flu. He was only twenty one years old.

The list of his compositions can be seen at:

http://www.mic.pt/ingl/presentation.html

...And his picture:


Extraordinary composer that deserves to be known, let us try to get and upload his works.
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Re: Spanish Piano Music

Post by Timtin » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:01 am

Spaniard Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga went one better than this, dying from his lung complaint aged only 19 in 1826.

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