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Turina: Jardins d'Andalousie; Le Quartier de Santa Cruz / Jordi Maso, piano

Album Summary

>Turina, Joaquin : Jardines de Andalucia, for piano, Op. 31
>Turina, Joaquin : El barrio de Santa Cruz, Op. 33
>Turina, Joaquin : Las musas de Andalucia, Op. 93
>Turina, Joaquin : En el cortijo, Andalusian impressions for piano, Op. 92
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Notes & Reviews:

Turina was one of the great musical poets of his native Andalusia, and his music is drenched in its color, variety and dance. Jardins d'Andalousie illustrates his dazzlingly picturesque absorption of the seguidilla rhythm and an invocation of courtly scenes. Le Quartier de Santa Cruz is one of his longest piano works and depicts a dramatic narrative of love, duel, and drama in Seville, whilst En el cortijo visits the plains for a quartet of rural episodes of rich characterization and virtuosity. Jordi Masó's on-going Turina cycle has received worldwide acclaim. Jordi Masó's wide repertoire, covering all periods and styles, with special emphasis on music of the twentieth century, has brought first performances of many piano works written for him by the foremost Spanish composers. He has recorded over forty discs, acclaimed by the most important publications. He is now recording the complete piano music by Joaquín Turina and Déodat de Sévérac for Naxos.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011).



Reviews

A visit to Andalusia
Though this is the 8th disc in Jordi Maso's survey of the complete piano music of Joaquin Turina, don't worry that there might not be pieces of interest left. All of the music on the CD shares a common theme: the music of Turina's homeland, Andalusia, and it's definitely worth the visit.

We somehow never feel closer to our roots than when we're away. Turina wrote his piano suite Jardins d'Andalousie in Madrid, and filled the movements with the rhythms and folk melodies of his native land. In Le Quartier de Santa Cruz, written immediately afterwards, he zeroes in on the neighborhood of Seville where he grew up. Though the sound-world of this music was adapted from Debussy and Ravel, Turina is expressing his most personal thoughts and emotions.

Nostalgia for home continues in the late work Las musas de Andalucia, and especially in En el cortijo (Impresiones andaluzas), which was interrupted by the Spanish civil war. Though the landscapes are varied - urban and rural, mythological and modern, dramatic and pastoral - every individual piece and variation seems intensely personal. This comes partly from the composer's inspiration but also from Jordi Maso's interpretations: full of character and technically secure. It's great that Maso & Naxos are providing this Turina series to go with those of Granados, Mompou, Monsalvatge and other Spanish composers for the piano.
Submitted on 06/26/12 by Dean Frey 
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>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : Jardines de Andalucia, for piano, Op. 31
  • Performer: Jordi Masó (Piano)
  • Notes: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : El barrio de Santa Cruz, Op. 33
  • Performer: Jordi Masó (Piano)
  • Notes: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : Las musas de Andalucia, Op. 93 :: 1. Clio
  • Performer: Jordi Masó (Piano)
  • Notes: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1942

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : Las musas de Andalucia, Op. 93 :: 7. Urania
  • Performer: Jordi Masó (Piano)
  • Notes: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1942

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : Las musas de Andalucia, Op. 93 :: 8. Terpsicore
  • Performer: Jordi Masó (Piano)
  • Notes: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1942

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : En el cortijo, Andalusian impressions for piano, Op. 92
  • Performer: Jordi Masó (Piano)
  • Notes: Auditorium, Jafre, Spain (02/26/2011-02/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern