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Music by
Joaquín Turina -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... superbly performed ...'

Turina: Danzas Fantasticas. Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano, BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena. © 2013 Chandos Records Ltd

Turina was never able, nor wished, to exclude Seville from his musical personality, and through the whole of his output the city of his birth and its environment betray their presence. As soon as he had completed the Danzas Fantásticas, he embarked on a symphony, and in this he marked himself out as being the only one of the four most distinguished Spanish composers of the early twentieth century to do so. Inspired by the atmosphere of the city, its colourful pageantry and the lively sounds, the three movements present a portrait of a place its composer found most appealing. The first movement, Panorama, has a slower introduction to set the scene with rhythms and thematic fragments that emerge later in more lively forms...

Copyright © 13 July 2013 Patric Standford,
Suffolk UK

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TURINA ORCHESTRAL WORKS - JUANJO MENA

JOAQUIN TURINA

BBC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

SEVILLE

SPAIN

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

VOCAL MUSIC

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