JOSE MENOR
+ NINA CORTI & THE LATIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
'Goyescas': Music in the Time of Goya

2 Nov 2016, 7.00pm

St John's Smith Square

London, SW1P 3HA

Nearest tube: Westminster

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‘One of the most outstanding Spanish pianists.’ 

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Join Spanish virtuoso pianist José Menor and The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra on an exhilarating musical journey to 18th-century Spain as they mark the 2016 centenary of the great Spanish composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916) with a unique multi-media programme inspired by the life and times of Granados’ greatest muse, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).

 

Granados was fascinated by the artworks of Francisco de Goya – falling in love (in his own words) ‘with the psychology of Goya and his palette…his quarrels, loves and flatteries’. Recognised internationally as a leading exponent of Granados, the pre-eminent Spanish pianist José Menor – cited as ‘the successor to Alicia de Larrocha’ (Diario de Burgos) – will give a complete performance of Granados’ magnum opus, the monumental piano suite Goyescas alongside other sumptuous vignettes also composed under the Goya banner, as part of a commemorative world tour launched at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

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In collaboration with the Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra and special guests including classical guitarist Laura Snowden, soprano Christin Wismann and the illustrious flamenco dancer and percussionist Nina Corti, this exuberant programme also explores the elegant musical aesthetic of Goya's era and its intoxicating effect on the Romantic imagination of Granados’ contemporaries and beyond, to the 20th-century works of de Falla and the film music of Roque Baños. Expect a colourful programme of fiery Spanish fandangos, seguidillas and boleros coupled with well-known classical favourites by Beethoven, Scarlatti and Haydn, set against the Baroque splendour of St John's Smith Square.

 

Originally curated for The National Gallery as part of the 2015 blockbuster exhibition Goya: The Portraits, this ‘simply fascinating’ programme (Genteventos) is accompanied by a stunning visual projection of Goya artworks, and will be introduced by Granados’ great-grandson Jordi Granados.

Enrique Granados Crepúsculo | Jácara | Reverie-Improvisation | Goyescas | El pelele | Colección de tonadillas escritas en estilo antiguo

Luigi Boccherini Quintet Op. 30, No. 6 (G324) 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid' | Quintet No. 4 in D Major

Joseph Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ

Roque Baños Goya en Burdeos

Domenico Scarlatti Salve Regina

Francesco Geminiani Concerto grosso No. 12 'La follia'

Jacinto Valledor y la Calle La cantata vida y muerte del General Mambrú

Antonio Soler Quinteto No. 3 in G Major

Fernando Sor Three Waltzes Dedicated to Lady Jane and Lady Georgina Paget

Ludwig van Beethoven Songs of Various Nationalities

Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas españolas

Manuel de Falla El sombrero de tres picos

José Menor piano

The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra

Nina Corti choreography & castanets

Laura Snowden guitar

Christin Wismann soprano

Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

Elena Jáuregui violin

Nicole Crespo O'Donoghue violin

Cressida Wislocki viola

Evva Mizerska cello

Organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española and the Embassy of Spain

SNEAK PEEK! Nina Corti & members of the Latin Classical

            Chamber Orchestra perform Boccherini at the

            National Gallery

© 2016 ILAMS