Ravaged Beauty

Ravaged Beauty

A conceptual opera with a ravaged finale Wandering around the internet, one can make some quite unexpected encounters. My most recent one has been with German composer Johannes Kreidler. I had never heard of him, despite the fact that he seems to be quite...
Jota

Jota

Jota A very popular dance from the north east of Spain, specifically from the province of Aragon, the Jota is one of the most renowned triple meter forms and probably the most famous of De Falla’s Spanish songs. Traditionally, this folklorist dance is sung and danced...
Asturiana

Asturiana

Asturiana  Both the text and the melody of Asturiana come from a folk songs of the Asturias, in the north of Spain. It’s a delicate fairy tale of a tree weeping sympathetically with the protagonist of the story. Within a simple A-A1 structure, the melody, once...
Seguidilla murciana

Seguidilla murciana

Seguidilla murciana: origins Second song of the Siete canciones populares españolas, the seguidilla is an old dance form in quick triple time. The name is a diminutive of seguida (from seguir, “to follow”). It originated either in the region of Don Quixote...

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