Musica española


JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882 – 1949)
– Cinco Danzas gitanas (1ª Serie) Op.55

Danza de la Seducción
Danza Ritual

– La Andaluza Sentimental (Monólogo)

7. Romance
(Versión: Katsuito Inoue)

– Cinco Danzas Gitanas (2ª Serie) Op.84

Fiesta de las Calderas
Círculos rítmicos
Danza Rítmica

JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882 – 1949)
– Fandanguillo
– Sevillana (Fantasía)

– Danza nº 5 (Andaluza)

ISAAC ALBENIZ (1860-1909)
– Rumores de la Caleta (Malagueña)
– Asturias (Leyenda)
– Córdoba
– Sevilla



Opus two with the same name, Five Gypsy Dances wrote the sevillian Joaquin Turina. To members of the Op. 55, written with great cohesion, without rhetoric or developments they are integrated into a homogeneous whole. Since the initial Zambra, through motivic invention Dance of Seduction, we contrast the rhythmic ritual dance and gypsy virtuoso pole presents Generalife. Concludes the series with bright and gypsy page, Sacromonte, subtly links with the initial Zambra.

The second series, Op. 84, begins with the mysterious Feast of boilers to the rhythm of tango Andalusian (air of Havana). The vividness and intensity of Rhythmic Circles is followed by the lyrical invocation which becomes the center of gravity of the suite. Continues a short and simple dance marked Andalusian vivacity and grace. With a lively allegro unresponsive to the title of «flamenco» Seguiriya, the set ends brilliantly.

The Andalusian Sentimental, centerpiece of the triptych «Spanish Women» is really a «IIED» where alternating recitatives and recreations of string and guajira.

Turina wrote several plays flamenco guitar using treated materials Impressionist mode. Proof of this are Fandanguillo and Sevillana, the latter a fantasy full of flourishes and rhythms of «soleá».

The guitarrísticas transcriptions of works by Isaac Albeniz are all legitimate lights, which are all popular air they breathe a pleasant and refined lyricism sometimes derived from flamenco songs.  is the case of Rumors in La Caleta, a Malaga notebook belonging to «souvenirs». Andalusia is very Asturias, the first Spanish Suite and, in part, is famous for its transcription for guitar. Sevilla full light projected jubilant joy Seville whose centerpiece is a beautiful song without accompaniment expressed in chromaticism. The «Songs of Spain» series, is Córdoba one of the masterpieces of this period; Cordoba entire spell is reflected in this night.

Work of the late Enrique Granados is the Dance No. 5 «Andalusian» written in ternary form that exudes tenderness and poetry through a formidable melodic invention shirt.



The Cuenca Morales brothers have a history with many common points. Both made their studies at the Conservatory of Cordoba, obtaining the Award of Honor Thesis. Currently, Francisco and Jose Manuel, alternate their work teachers in Linares and Ubeda, with the concert activity, with numerous places of Spain where they have acted successfully. Belgium, the former USSR, Germany, Cuba, UK, Czechoslovakia and the United States have been other places where criticism has expressed praise his recitals. José Manuel, pianist, also conducted studies clarinet and, in turn, Francisco has won prizes in international guitar competitions such as Andres Segovia of Almuñécar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, France … Great nationalist composers like Glinka, Falla , Turina …, writing music, they tried to twinning counterpoint and Western technique with musical elements of the people. Well, Francisco and Jose Manuel born in the town of Puente Genil Cordoba, in the heart of Andalusia, bathed by the river García Lorca sang in their romances, have lived the traditional and popular music from the family and have managed to assemble with a superb technique, the results offer on this recording.

Sánchez Montoya y Jerónimo Marín