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Trés Canciones Portugesas

Ernesto Halffter (b. 1905 - d. 1989)

Julius Drake (photo credit: Sim Canetty Clarke)

Julius Drake (photo credit: Sim Canetty Clarke)

Composer
Ernesto Halffter (b. 1905 - d. 1989)
Composition Year
-
Work Movements
1.Aestrelinha d’alva
2.Gerinaldo
3.Al que linda moça
Artists
Clara Mouriz [mezzo-soprano], Julius Drake [piano]

Programme Note Writer:
© Ian Fox

Born in Madrid, Halffter wrote his first work at the age of thirteen and later became a pupil of   Falla, with whom he developed a close friendship.  He married a Portuguese pianist and settled in Lisbon where he became a professor at the Spanish Institute there. He researched Portuguese music extensively, leading to such compositions as his Five Portuguese Songs, three of which are being sung this afternoon.  He wrote many orchestral works, chamber music, piano pieces and songs. He undertook the difficult task of finishing Falla’s huge choral work Atlántida after Falla’s death in 1946.

The group opens with a lullaby to words by Portuguese poet, scholar and linguist  Branca de Gonta Colaço [1880-1945] describing the little star which greets a girl at daybreak and the evening star which bids her goodnight.  This is followed by a folk song describing the marital adventures of Geraldino, a page, and the Infanta, with a surprisingly happy ending. Finally there is another traditional poem in which a lovesick lad admires in vain a beautiful young maiden leaving a house with her crimson calico dress all bunched up. 

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Trés Canciones Portugesas

Composer: Ernesto Halffter (b. 1905 - d. 1989)
Performance date: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Venue: St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

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Composer Ernesto Halffter (b. 1905 - d. 1989)
Work Title Trés Canciones Portugesas
Composition Year -
Work Movements 1.Aestrelinha d’alva
2.Gerinaldo
3.Al que linda moça
Artist(s) Clara Mouriz [mezzo-soprano], Julius Drake [piano]
Performance Date Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Performance Venue St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Event Stars in the Afternoon
Duration 00:08:20
Recording Engineer Damian Chennells, RTÉ lyric fm
Instrumentation Category Duo
Instrumentation S-solo, pf
Programme Note Writer © Ian Fox

Born in Madrid, Halffter wrote his first work at the age of thirteen and later became a pupil of   Falla, with whom he developed a close friendship.  He married a Portuguese pianist and settled in Lisbon where he became a professor at the Spanish Institute there. He researched Portuguese music extensively, leading to such compositions as his Five Portuguese Songs, three of which are being sung this afternoon.  He wrote many orchestral works, chamber music, piano pieces and songs. He undertook the difficult task of finishing Falla’s huge choral work Atlántida after Falla’s death in 1946.

The group opens with a lullaby to words by Portuguese poet, scholar and linguist  Branca de Gonta Colaço [1880-1945] describing the little star which greets a girl at daybreak and the evening star which bids her goodnight.  This is followed by a folk song describing the marital adventures of Geraldino, a page, and the Infanta, with a surprisingly happy ending. Finally there is another traditional poem in which a lovesick lad admires in vain a beautiful young maiden leaving a house with her crimson calico dress all bunched up.