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Debussy in Spain
Echoes Young Performers' Platform

7 Nov 2018

6.00pm: Pre-Concert Talk

7.00pm: Concert


Chancellor's Hall

Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London


Nearest tube: Warren Street / Goodge Street / Russell Square


In Advance


£12 Concessions

£10 Members of ILAMS

£8 Friends of Echoes Festival

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​​Whilst Claude Debussy (1862-1918) never set foot on Spanish soil, Iberia provided the inspiration for some of his greatest works; indeed, he did more than perhaps any other foreign composer to construct a musical picture of Spain in the imagination of international audiences. Manuel de Falla claimed that the Frenchman’s evocations of Spain - which he described as being ‘en español’ rather than ‘à l’espagnole’ - were the most accurate ever composed up to then.

To mark Debussy's centenary, join us for an evening of sumptuous French and Spanish classics performed by soloists from Talent Unlimited. The programme features a selection of Debussy's Spanish-themed chamber works alongside others by several of his Spanish contemporaries and collaborators such as Falla, Rodrigo, Nín, Mompou and Turina.


Part of our new Young Performer's Platform, this collaboration with Talent Unlimited - a visionary UK charity supporting the nurturing of young professional talent in classical music - aims to showcase  Luso/Hispanic young performers based in the UK, as well as introducing Iberican repertoire to the next generation of non-native musicians.

The event includes a pre-concert talk by Chris Collins (University of Bangor): Música hecha en español’: Falla on Debussy

Claude Debussy Estampes: ‘Soirée dans Grenade’ | Préludes: ‘La puerta del vino’ | Préludes: ‘La sérénade ininterrompue’ | Images: ‘Poissons d’or’ | Masques | Fêtes galantes: ‘Fantoches’ | Mandoline | MadridSéguidille | Chanson espagnol | Cello Sonata: ‘Finale’ | String Quartet in G Minor: ‘Assez vif’

Federico Mompou Música Callada, Book 1: VII ‘Lento’

Joaquín Turina Sanlúcar de Barrameda: ‘En la torre del castillo’

Joaquín Nin y Castellanos Veinte canciones populares españolas: ‘El cant dels ocells (Homenaje a Claude Debussy)’                                 

Joaquín Rodrigo La grotte (Homenaje a Debussy)                             

Manuel de Falla Homenaje (Le tombeau de Claude Debussy)

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!


Waimay Yau soprano

Olivia Lewis soprano

Louisa Barry mezzo-soprano

Dylan Perez piano

Julian Trevelyan piano

Margalida Moll Salord piano

Emre Gokalp guitar

Artha Quartet string quartet

Ariana Kashefi cello

Organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, Talent Unlimited and the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI), Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand, with the kind support of Wines from Spain. Programme curated by Helen Glaisher-Hernández.

SNEAK PEEK! Guitarist, Emre Gokalp

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Background video: Iguazú falls on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay

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