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Poema en forma de canciones

Joaquín Turina (b. 1882 - d. 1949)

Clara Mouriz (photo credit: José Manuel Bielsa)

Clara Mouriz (photo credit: José Manuel Bielsa)

Composer
Joaquín Turina (b. 1882 - d. 1949)
Composition Year
1918
Work Movements
1.Dedicatoria
2.Nunca olvida
3.Cantares
4.Los do miedos
5.Las locas por amor
Artists
Clara Mouriz [mezzo-soprano], Julius Drake [piano]

Programme Note Writer:
© Ian Fox

Seville-born Turina travelled to Madrid where he trained and also studied with Falla whom he followed to Paris where he trained under Vincent d’Indy.  He returned to Madrid in 1913 along with Falla and remained in the city for the rest of his life as a teacher, critic and composer, and was appointed professor of composition at the Conservatory in 1930. He wrote a wide range of music including many piano pieces and songs. This cycle Poems in the form of Songs dates from 1918 to words by Ramón de Campoamor [1817-1901], who studied for the priesthood but left it in favour of a literary career. 

The opening movement is a prelude on the piano alone and sets a strongly Spanish mood.  The first song Nunca olvida, is an introspective view of unrequited love: You whom I have loved so much, I shall never forgive! This is followed by Cantares revealing the singer is pregnant by her lover but says that the more she flees from him the closer she feels. The third song Los do miedos is a bitter-sweet creation  with a strong piano part: last night the singer was afraid to be too close to her lover, this morning she is frightened  to be too far away from him. Finally a witty song in a folksy style, “Frantic for  Love”  presents a quandary: to choose to love long and wisely or to love fleetingly and frantically.

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Poema en forma de canciones

Composer: Joaquín Turina (b. 1882 - d. 1949)
Performance date: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Venue: St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

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Composer Joaquín Turina (b. 1882 - d. 1949)
Work Title Poema en forma de canciones
Composition Year 1918
Work Movements 1.Dedicatoria
2.Nunca olvida
3.Cantares
4.Los do miedos
5.Las locas por amor
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 00:11:10
Recording Engineer Damian Chennells, RTÉ lyric fm
Instrumentation Category Duo
Instrumentation S-solo, pf
Programme Note Writer © Ian Fox

Seville-born Turina travelled to Madrid where he trained and also studied with Falla whom he followed to Paris where he trained under Vincent d’Indy.  He returned to Madrid in 1913 along with Falla and remained in the city for the rest of his life as a teacher, critic and composer, and was appointed professor of composition at the Conservatory in 1930. He wrote a wide range of music including many piano pieces and songs. This cycle Poems in the form of Songs dates from 1918 to words by Ramón de Campoamor [1817-1901], who studied for the priesthood but left it in favour of a literary career. 

The opening movement is a prelude on the piano alone and sets a strongly Spanish mood.  The first song Nunca olvida, is an introspective view of unrequited love: You whom I have loved so much, I shall never forgive! This is followed by Cantares revealing the singer is pregnant by her lover but says that the more she flees from him the closer she feels. The third song Los do miedos is a bitter-sweet creation  with a strong piano part: last night the singer was afraid to be too close to her lover, this morning she is frightened  to be too far away from him. Finally a witty song in a folksy style, “Frantic for  Love”  presents a quandary: to choose to love long and wisely or to love fleetingly and frantically.