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~ Centenario Sorolla ~

Sorolla: A Musical Imagery

Marta Espinós, piano and commentary

Presented in partnership with the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation

With the support of the Embassy of Spain

Monday, September 25th, 2023 @ 7pm

Live at Klavierhaus

790 11th Avenue

New York, NY, 10019




What do Joaquín Sorolla's paintings sound like? What rhythms and melodies could illustrate his portraits, the fishing scenes or his Mediterranean beaches? Marta Espinós, pianist and music curator specialized in the relationship between plastic art and music, offers in this commented and audiovisual recital a selection of Spanish repertoire that illustrates the spirit of Sorolla's universe. With a cross-disciplinary parallelism, this recital provides a comprehensive aesthetic experience by revealing analogies between the Sorollian Luminism and Impressionism and Nationalism in music. The musical program comprises a selection of piano works directly connected to the main topics of his work: portraits, children scenes, beach and port vignettes, customs and traditions, gardens, and his passion for Andalusia. It encompasses all the great Spanish composers contemporary to Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) and the subsequent generation:  Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Turina, Esplá, Mompou, Rodrigo and others —in all, a great opportunity to celebrate the universality of Spanish art.

Sorolla: A Musical Imagery has already appeared on stages such as The National Gallery (London), Meadows Museum (Dallas), San Diego Museum of Art and the Sorolla Museum (Madrid) among others, on the occasion of large exhibitions of the artist.

This project is included in the Official Program of the Sorolla Centenary in Spain.


Marta Espinós, piano and commentary

~ Portraits ~

Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

La andaluza sentimental. De Mujeres españolas: Tres retratos para piano Op. 17

[The Sentimental Andalusian. From Spanish Women: Three Piano Portraits Op. 17]

~ Children’s Scenes ~

Federico Mompou (1893-1987) 

Scènes d’enfants [Children Scenes]

Cris dans la rue [Yells on the Street]

- Jeux sur la plage I [Games at the Beach I]

- Jeu II [Game II]

- Jeu III [Game III]

- Jeunes filles au jardin [Girls in the Garden]

~ Countryside Scenes and Dances ~

Óscar Esplá (1886-1976)

Tonadas antiguas. De Lírica Española Op. 54. Segundo cuaderno

[Ancient Tunes. From Spanish Lyrics Op. 54. Second book]

I. Romance (Castilla) [Romance. Castile]

II. Canto de trilla (Levante) [Threshing Song. Levante]

III. Conseja (Cuento) [Myth. Tale]

Antonio de Gorostiaga (1899-1970)

Danza, de la Suite montañesa

[Dance, from Suite Montañesa (Santander region)]

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Aragón (Fantasía). De la Suite Española Op. 47 

[Aragón. Fantasia. From the Spanish Suite Op. 47]

~ Beach and Port Vignettes ~

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Cuatro estampas andaluzas [Four Andalusian Vignettes]   

I. El vendedor de chanquetes [The Seller of Whitebaits] 

II. Crepúsculo sobre el Guadalquivir  [Twilight above the Guadalquivir River]

III. Seguidillas del diablo [The Devil’s Seguidillas Dance]

IV. Barquitos de Cádiz [Little Boats of Cádiz]

~ Andalucian Landscapes ~

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)  

Danza andaluza. De Doce danzas españolas op. 37 

[Spanish Dance. From Twelve Spanish Dances]

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)                                                  

Primera danza española. De La vida breve 

[First Spanish Dance. From The Brief Life]

Danza ritual del fuego. De El amor brujo

[Ritual Fire Dance. From Love, the Magician]