The Melbourne Musicians directed by Frank U.Pam present a program of Spanish music by various composers, mostly premieres or rare performances.
The centrepiece is de Falla Seven Spanish Folksongs in a specially commissioned arrangement for chamber orchestra sung by exciting young soprano Rada Tochalna.
The concert will conclude with three iconic pieces by popular composer George Dreyfus, in honour of his 90th birthday.
Albeniz: Asturias and Sevilla from Suite espagnole
Bizet (arr.McAlister): Suite from the opera Carmen
de Falla: Seven Spanish Folksongs
Waldteufel: España Waltz
Shostakovich: Spanish March
Dreyfus: Tender Mercies (Tom Campbell horn);
Larino Safe Haven (Claire nicholson flute); Rush.
Seven Spanish Folksongs is a set of traditional Spanish songs arranged for soprano and piano by Manuel de Falla in 1914. It is his most arranged composition, one of his most popular and one of the most frequently performed sets of Spanish art songs. From different parts of Spain, they are strikingly diverse but all deal with love and courting, whether playfully, seriously or tragically.
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