Ray's Round-Up LIVE!: Enrique Granados
24 Oct 2019, 7.00pm
15-19 Devereux Court, Temple, London, WC2R 3JJ
Nearest tube: Temple
Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
Calling all record collectors! If you're trying to navigate your way through the dauntingly huge world of Latin Classical music, don't fear - our resident expert is here to guide you through the labyrinth. Join classical music addict and weekend journalist, Ray Picot, at the Cervantes Institute for an informal introduction to the sumptuous music of Spanish composer, Enrique Granados. Whether you're new to Granados' catalogue or a seasoned aficionado, this event has something for everyone. Ray will highlight the key masterworks as well as revealing the lesser-known hidden gems in the repertoire. Discover the seminal interpretations alongside more recent release revelations, whilst learning about the music in context.
Enrique Granados was one of a triumvirate of great Spanish composers, along with Isaac Albéniz and Manuel de Falla, to achieve international acclaim during the early years of the 20th century. His Romantic idiom stems from the music of Schumann, but his music developed to encompass new European musical ideas, Spanish art and folksong traditions, with particular affinity to the time of Goya. He was, with Albéniz, part of a movement that lead to a new renaissance in Spanish music. His untimely death deprived Spanish music of one of its great composers, though his music flourished through a new generation of performers and latterly a rich legacy of recordings.
Ray Picot has been chief CD and concert reviewer at the Iberian & Latin American Music Society since 2001 and currently writes a popular monthly column for Echoes Magazine titled Ray's Round-Up. A regular guest speaker at recorded music societies around the country, Ray boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of the field - think of him as your go-to guide to Latin Classical discography.
PLUS At the end of the talk there will be an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker over a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!
Ray Picot speaker
Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of Ribera del Duero
SNEAK PEEK! A performance of Granados' selected Tonadillas
escritas en esilo antiguo, organised by ILAMS at
the National Gallery
Background video: Iguazú falls on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay