Τρίτη, 22 Ιουνίου 2010

Angel Romero - Asturias (Leyenda)

Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) wrote the piece during the early 1890's, most likely in London (where he had established himself as a concert pianist and theatre composer). The piece was first published in Barcelona, by Juan Bta. Pujol & Co., in 1892 as the opening "Preludio" of a three-movement set entitled Chants D' Espagne, op. 232. Five years later, both Juan Bta. Pujol and the Union Musical Española in Madrid published a five-movement version of the work, again with our piece as the opening "Preludio."

Seven years after this, in 1911 (two years after Albéniz's death), the German publisher Hofmeister published the first "complete" version of an earlier work of Albéniz's, the Suite española, op. 47. This work had been advertised in 1886 as an eight-movement suite, but only four of its movements had ever been published up to that point. The four "new" movements added to complete the set, however, had all been published previously under different titles. It appears that the publisher simply took existing works of Albéniz's, inserted them into the Suite española, and changed the names to fit those originally advertised 25 years earlier! (Obviously, Albéniz, in characteristic style, had promised his early publisher more works than he cared to deliver.) Thus our piece, "Preludio" became known as "Asturias" (subtitled "Leyenda"), the advertised fifth movement of Albéniz's Suite española.

Does all this really matter? Anyway, in this post we have to do with a great classic composition! The performer is Angel Romero. Enjoy!

4 σχόλια:

Alice Iocco είπε...

Καταπληκτική μελωδία !
Ακούγοντάς της σου ανοίγει και της ανοίγεσαι σε μιά αμφίδρομη σχέση ψυχικής ανάτασης....
Σ'ευχαριστώ !

Diatton είπε...

Καλημέρα στην αγαπητή Αλίκη. Πραγματικά, πρόκειται για σύνθεση που δεν έχει όμοιό της! Είναι έξοχη, καταπληκτική!

berenice είπε...

oh dear Diatton, what a wonderful coincidence! just a week ago i saw the Romero Duo in concierto here in San Diego, they played wonderfully! i am sure they are from the same Romero family, the Spanish Flamenco classic music tribe, huh?
http://www.romeroguitarquartet.com/frameset.html

they played as part of latin music celebration that the San Diego Master Chorale presented, i went there courtesy of another friend blogger, mister Smorg! it was a fantastic evening, and the main dish was to see the Romero brothers playing live

Diatton είπε...

Your comment made me so glad, dear Berenice! Really...

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