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KEELE MUSIC FORUM14 February 2018 - 14 February 2018 13.15pm Keele University Chapel
KEELE MUSIC FORUM
CONCERT OF SPANISH ART SONG
WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2018 | 1:15-3PM
KEELE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL
Granados La Maja Dolorosa
De Falla Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
Fischman Nostalgias Imperiales
Ravel Chanson Espagnole
Obradors Del cabello Más Sutil
Chiquitita La Novia
Nostalgias Imperiales is based on two short works by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo (1892-1938). These focus on the life and conditions of the indigenous population in Vallejo’s country of origin. The first, a set of five poems from which the song cycle takes its name, presents the soul of a race which remains quietly proud in spite of centuries of oppression, while yearning for better times, long gone, when it was the centre of the Inca civilisation. The second, Terceto Autóctono, is a set of three which contrasts this nostalgic retrospection with the more mundane enjoyment of daily life. Out of the eight poems, five are set to music.
While influenced by Andean folklore, there is no attempt to quote, or to adhere to any strict authenticity. Fischman has absorbed some of the traits as an inevitable experience of growing up in Perú and attempted to integrate these into a more personal discourse, which is the result of various other cultural influences (including a Western musical education).
Rajmil Fischman will introduce his work at this performance of Spanish art song.
Karen Radcliffe - soprano | Michael Bell - piano
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