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Offline juansan

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Hello from Spain
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:28:54 AM »
Hello, my name is Juan,
I'm a enthusiastic of music. I'm also interested in languages and literature. My musical interests are limited to classical music/art music/whatever one wants to call it, but I've grown to accept that.

Regards!!!

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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 06:36:08 AM »
Welcome and hope you enjoy the forum.

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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 06:51:07 AM »
Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 07:55:27 AM »
Welcome !
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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 09:05:53 AM »
¡Bienvenido,  Juan!

I hope you enjoy it here on GMG.

Regards from a fellow spaniard. ... :)
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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 08:49:08 PM »
Welcome aboard, Juan! Who are some of your favorite composers?
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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 09:10:28 AM »
Hello, Juan, and welcome!

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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 12:47:55 PM »
Hola!

My wife and I are really interested in visiting Spain and perhaps taking a month to visit Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville, and San Sebastian in one trip--mostly by train. Maybe in a few years--we are trying to do France this summer.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the forums here--lots of very knowledgeable people and interesting threads.

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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 12:57:19 AM »
Greetings and best wishes from me too. Hope you enjoy your stay here.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Hello from Spain
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 01:17:28 AM »
Welkom, welcome, bienvenu, bienvenido!
You are not the only European melomaniac here. Some post a lot, others don't.

Hope to read you soon.

I listened to music by Ernesto Halffter and Oscar Espla today.

Halffter's (early ca 1927) Sinfonietta is a pretty neo-classical work. Maybe a bit long at almost 36 mins., but it reminded me - in a pleasant way - of Respighi (the Birds etc.) and Stravinsky (Pulcinella).
The much later Psalms (1966-1967)  are much more dramatic and almost ascetic (as compared to the lightweight Sinfonietta). Excellent sound and performances by Victor Pablo Pérez and the Sinfonica de Tenerife.A Harmonia Mundi cd (1989)
Oscar Espla's De profundis has been issued on a Philips cd (ca 1966 recording / cd 1991). Igor Markevitch and the Spanish Radio Orchestra & chorus, 4 Spanish soloists: Angeles Chamorro (sopr), Ines Rivadeneyra (alto), Carlo del Monte(tenor) , Antonio Blancas (bass). A rather short (13 mins) but very beautiful work. Written in 1966 for the Cuenca Religious Music weeks. I return to it quite often. I suppose it sounds "old fashioned" for 1966 (Penderecki wrote his Saint Lucas passion in that year) , but it works its magic every time. Especially the last soothing/sad minutes for alto solo are very touching.


Peter
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