Uploaded on Jul 15, 2009
Joaquín Turina Pérez (1882-1949) studied piano with Moritz Moszkowski and composition with Vincent d´Indy just to yield into the impressionistic charm of Claude Debussy. His friends de Falla and Albéniz encouraged him to keep an open ear to the spanish tradition something he easily did since he loved his native Sevilla.
There is subtlety, elegance and humour in Turina´s music. He often responded in music to literary or visual ideas. His ´poem in form of songs`, op.19, was composed in 1923. It consists on an introduction, Dedicatória (piano solo), and four songs for female voice. It sets in music poems by Ramón de Campoamor.
The poems deal with the ´´capriccios`` of love. ´Los dos miedos` talks about dependency, contradiction, fear of letting ourselves go in love.
Pianist Juan Antonio Alvarez-Parejo masterly interprets Dedicatória (0:00 up to 3:08 min), 1986. Maria Bayo sings ´los dos miedos` with her familiar warm and poetic manner (3:09 up to 5:50min), 1992, Alvarez-Parejo accompanies.
The photos were taken in the Aegean sea and Syros.
Al comenzar la noche de aquel día, ella, lejos de mí,
?porque te acercas tanto? me decía.
Tengo miedo de ti.
Y después que la noche hubo pasado, dijo, cerca, de mí
?porque te alejas tanto de mi lado?
!tengo miedo sin tí !