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Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:32 pm
by alfor
More from ESPADRILLO:

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Espadero Souvenir d'autrefois op.11.pdf
Espadero Innocence op.23.pdf
Espadero Elegie op.14.pdf

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:16 pm
by alfor
A perfect (?) waltz:

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Espadero Valse ideale op.60.pdf

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:31 pm
by alfor
Leaving ungrateful...

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Espadero Romance sans paroles op.15.pdf

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:48 am
by fleubis
What a day today, playing through seemingly endless varieties of Gottschalk's Tarantelle and these Espadero pieces. Most of this group of Espadero pieces are very much in the salon category, but the Elegy is the standout here and quite held my interest.

Thanks for these postings, Alfred.

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:15 pm
by alfor
You are welcome, dear fleubis!

Will wonders never cease: there is a different version of Espadero's Elegy!
His opus 1 is not exactly a masterwork, but slightly reminiscent of Chopin's very first waltzes.
Opus 13 (Chant de l'ame = Song of the soul***) contains a nearly Thalbergian middle section.


***In the 19th century there were definitely more „souls“ than nowadays... :mrgreen:


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Espadero Irene op.1,1.pdf
Espadero Chant de l'ame op.13.pdf
Espadero Elegie op.14.pdf
Espadero Cantilene op.19.pdf

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:46 pm
by alfor
P.S.

I wonder why no pianist took up the idea of an „Opus 1 recital“:

Schumann
Chopin
Brahms
Berg
Medtner
Szymanowski
Feinberg
Eisler

Encores:
Liszt
Wieck-Schumann
Tausig
Scriabin
Casella
Lourie
Takacs

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:54 pm
by fleubis
Some very interesting additions to our Espadero collection. And just when I was starting to get into the Elegy comes this different version, but I find it inferior to the previous version. I like the charming little Cantilene.

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:13 pm
by alfor
Finale ESPADERO:

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Espadero Trovatore op.44.pdf
Espadero Ballo in Maschera op.46.pdf

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:35 pm
by fleubis
Alfred, another great exploration run featuring Espladero interesting transcriptions And going out with a bang with his extended extravaganza on 'Ill Trovatore'.

Re: Composers from the Caribbean

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:05 pm
by alfor
fleubis wrote:Alfred, another great exploration run featuring Espladero interesting transcriptions And going out with a bang with his extended extravaganza on 'Ill Trovatore'.
You are welcome, dear fleubis!