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The audiovisual producer Daniel Arregui has launched a crowdfunding project to make a documentary about the 11th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on January 8, 2014  |  Leave a comment

Lorenzo Viotti. First Prize. Copyright: Joan Tomàs

The audiovisual director and producer Daniel Arregui, who has worked with Tritó on other occasions, has launched a crowdfunding project to make a documentary about the recent 2013 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition.

The documentary is intended to present an event that has taken place since 1992 and advanced the careers of orchestral conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Michal Nesterowicz and Pablo González, today the chief or guest conductors of highly prestigious orchestras. (Click on this link to watch a videoclip of the 2010 competition).

Lorenzo Viotti, a young Swiss French conductor aged twenty-three, took the first prize: the opportunity to conduct twenty-three symphony orchestras over the next three seasons!!!

During the second and third weeks of December 2013, over one hundred and twenty conductors from all over the world met up in Cadaqués and Barcelona, respectively, to take part in this conducting competition on its eleventh occasion, with the Cadaqués Ensemble and Orchestra. The works the participants were asked to conduct during the different rounds of the event included pieces by Stravinsky, Mozart and Arriaga, and the premiere of a contemporary work by Hèctor Parra.

Three conductors reached the semi-finals and two were selected for the final concert, which took place at the Auditori in Barcelona on 19 December 2013. Lorenzo Viotti, a young Swiss French conductor aged twenty-three, took the first prize: the opportunity to conduct twenty-three symphony orchestras over the next three seasons!!!

For further information and if you are interested in participating in the project, visit the verkami website. The deadline is on the January 20th.

Daniel Arregui was a direct witness to the intense musical experience shared by these one hundred and twenty-three conductors during the competition and wants this documentary to serve as a record of the event.

For further information and if you are interested in participating in the project, visit the verkami website. The deadline is on the January 20th.

XI Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on September 6, 2013  |  Leave a comment

On the next Sunday September 8th is the deadline for registration to participate in the XI Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition that is organized by the Cadaqués Orchestra. The Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition is open to conductors of all nationalities born after 20 December 1977.

In this edition the jury will be composed by the conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Lutz KöhlerJoji Hattori and Jaime Martín (main conductor of the Gävle Symfoniorkester and main conductor of the Cadaques Orchestra). Also will be part of the jury François Bou, manager of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Cristina Rocca, artistic manager of the Orchestre National de France, Louwrens Langevoort, artistic manager of the concert room Köhlner Philharmonie, and the Cadaques Orchestra.

We would like to remind you that the first prize is a tour of concerts during three years conducting the orchestres that collaborate with the Cadaqués Orchestra International Competition. This contest has been a decisive step in the career of great conductors as Pablo GonzálezVasily Petrenko or Gianandrea Noseda; all of them are now working with some of the best orchestras on the world.

The bases can be found directly in the web of the XI Cadaques Orchestra International Conducting Competition.

XIth Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on June 24, 2013  |  Leave a comment

From 1 June to September 8 the XI edition of the International Conducting Competition of the Cadaqués Orchestra is open for registration to participate.

The International Conducting Competition is devoted to conductors of all nationalities born after December 20, 1977 and will take place over 14 to December 19, 2013 with Cadaqués as a starting point.

The competition organizers will select a maximum of fifty participants from the documents submitted by the applicants. Candidates who are not selected directly may qualify for a special preliminary test that allows them, if they pass, access to the contest.

The first prize is a tour for the seasons 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 conducting the 26 orchestras that collaborate with the competition.

Those are the orchestras:

The jury is composed of:

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor. President

Lutz Köhler, conductor

Jaime Martín, conductor from the Gävle Symfoniorkester (Suecia) and conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra

François Bou, manager of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya

Cristina Rocca, directora artística de la Orchestre National de France

Louwrens Langevoort, director artístico y ejecutivo de la sala de conciertos Köhlner Philharmonie y la Orquestra de Cadaqués

The contest rules have been published on the website of the International Conducting Competition of the Cadaqués Orchestra.


The rebirth of Xavier Montsalvatge

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on February 2, 2012  |  Leave a comment

This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the most esteemed composers of our editorial house, the prolific Xavier Montsalvatge.

Numerous events will be performed during 2012 to honor his career and work.

TRITÓ joins tribute with a double-disc reissue released by our label in 2002. It brings together the masterpieces of the composer’s catalog (not the most performed): Sortilegis, Sinfonietta-Concerto, Metamorfosi de concert, Impromptu en el Generalife, Hommage à Manolo Hugué and the Concierto del Albayzín.

At that time, the album had been conceived not only as a tribute to the composer in his ninetieth year, but above all as a gift from a group of friends to the Maestro. It brought together many of the ideas that had emerged in conversations we had with Xavier Montsalvatge during his life.  Llorenç Caballero

This project would have been unthinkable without the presence of some of the great musicians of our time as Alicia de Larrocha, James Martin, Josep Colom and the Cadaqués Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda as conductor.

Today our purpose is more ambitious, we want to help the music to appreciate and claim Montsalvatge from other countries, especially across the Atlantic.

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Albéniz and Granados

Posted by Leticia Martin on April 24, 2009  |  Leave a comment

The recent tour of the Orquesta de Cadaqués, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with concerts in Girona (28 April) and Zaragoza (29 Abril) focussed on Spanish music. The repertoire consisted of pieces by Isaac Albéniz, to mark the centenary of his death, and Enrique Granados, and their works were interpreted using the orchestrations that Albert Guinovart was commissioned to write by Tritó Edicions.

The Orquesta de Cadaqués presented four pieces from the Suite Española (Cadiz, Asturias, Cordoba and Sevilla) by Albéniz as well as his Canciones Italianas, interpreted by Ainhoa Arteta. Las Tonadillas by Enrique Granados completed a first part in which the Orquesta de Cadaqués, Gianandrea Noseda and Ainhoa Arteta paid their own special homage to Spanish music.

The concert programme was completed by F. Schubert’s Symphony nº 4.

Children’s classics in the Solfa la Redonda collection

Posted by Marcel Soleda on April 21, 2009  |  Leave a comment

Two new titles have been added to the Solfa la Redonda collection of CDs for children, which maintains its policy of motivating and encouraging children to get to know classical music, this time counting on the voices of Gonzalo de Castro and Javier Cámara.

These two novelties by Spanish composers, El soldadito de Plomo (The Tin Soldier) by Emilio Aragón and las Fábulas de Lafontaine (La Fontaine’s Fables) by Xavier Benguerel, join the ranks of such notable titles and famous classics in the children’s repertoire as Peter and the Wolf by Prokoviev and the Story of Babar by Francisc Poulenc, already on sale.

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The Orquesta de Cadaqués Ensemble plays all the musical parts, conducted this time by Emilio Aragón and Philippe Entremont respectively. The narrative counts on the invaluable cooperation of some of the most versatile actors on the national scene, who took part in this project thrilled by the possibility of addressing such a demanding audience as children: Javier Cámara and Gonzalo de Castro join Tristán Ulloa and Leonor Watling, who have already participated in previous recordings.

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Alejandro Posada conducts Cap de Quers in Valladolid

Posted by Leticia Martin on January 10, 2009  |  Leave a comment

Cap de Quers by David del Puerto, a work commissioned by the Orquesta de Cadaqués and the CDMC for the 9th International Conducting Competition of the said orchestra, was presented in Valladolid on 9 and 10 January. The principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, the Columbian Alejandro Posada, chose this work for this season’s opening performance with the orchestra at the Auditorio Miguel Delibes in Valladolid.

Cap de Quers received its name from David del Puerto as a tribute to the Orquesta de Cadaqués and the conducting competition. It was played by the finalists in the 9th competition and it proved to be a work of great interest for both the musicians and the public, which was completely won over, as is demonstrated by the fact that it has been performed on several occasions since its premiere and will shortly be played at Auditorio Nacional de Madrid.

Cap de Quers

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Brahms

Posted by Leticia Martin on December 29, 2008  |  Leave a comment

The Cadaqués Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Noseda presents the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms in a double CD.

This symphonic cycle, despite being one of the least extensive, is one of the keys to understanding the transition from classicism to romanticism and orchestral music from the 19th century to the present day.

The ODC ensemble, smaller than usual for this repertoire, becomes a brilliant tool in the hands of the Italian conductor, who knows every nuance of the score and brings out the best in each of the musicians with a splendid labour that results in masterly performances.

Simphnony no.1 Un poco sostenuto – Allegro

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Simphnony no.2 Allegro non troppo

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All the symphonies were recorded at the Auditorio de Zaragoza after a tour of various Spanish cities.

The Orquesta de Cadaqués accepted the challenge of making the first recording of this complete set by a Spanish ensemble, with a magnificent result that is on a par with the key recordings of this repertoire. A recording that was an important undertaking in both its artistic and technical aspects and which will surprise and please both the connoisseurs if this repertoire and those who are listening to it for the first time.

Simphnony no.2 Adagio non troppo

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Simphnony no.3 Andante

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Simphnony no.3 Allegro

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Fernando Sor, Overtures and Symphonies

Posted by Marcel Soleda on November 17, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Fernando Sor, Oberturas y sinfoniasFernando Sor (Barcelona, 1778 – Paris, 1839) was undoubtedly one of the most internationally renowned Spanish composers. Known mainly for his guitar music, Sor’s orchestral works have often been ignored. In recent years, studies by several musicologists have re-established his reputation as a composer of orchestral, ballet and other works, and as one of the leading composers in Spanish Classicism and pre-Romanticism.

Tritó has spent years restoring some of these scores and the Cadaqués Orchestra, under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, has now recorded a selection. This is the first CD devoted entirely to Sor’s orchestral works, as well as the first recording of some of the works included.

The CD, which we hope will give Sor the respect he deserves as a composer of orchestral works, features the following: the overtures to the ballets Hercule et Omphale, Alphonse et Leonora and Cendrillon, and the melodrama La Elvira portuguesa, and his Symphonies No. 1 in C major, No. 2 in E flat major and No. 3 in F major.

The Orquestra de Cadaqués celebrates its twentieth anniversary

Posted by Marcel Soleda on October 31, 2008  |  Leave a comment

On the occasion of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, a selection of CDs with performances by the orchestra are on sale during 2008 in www.trito.es at a price of 8 euros (one CD) and 14 euros (double CD).

Guinovart – Morera – Txaikovski

The first CD in the Cadaqués Live Recording collection is a combination of music as eclectic as it is surprising. La vida secreta, by Albert Guinovart; las Cançons de carrer, by Enric Morera; and the Suite no. 4 in G major, “Mozartiana”, op.61, by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Vasily Petrenko conducts the Orquestra de Cadaqués and the soprano Rosa Mateu.

Mozart – Haydn – Beethoven

The three masters of European Classicism coincide on this CD with works that are very representative of their repertory. The Overture of Le Nozze de Figaro, by W.A.Mozart; the Symphony nº 104 “London”, by F.J.Haydn; and the Symphony nº 4, by L.V.Beethoven. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the ODC.

Gounod – Fauré

Two of the main representatives of French Romanticism come together in a CD that contains three of their most notable works. Pavane, op.50 and Cantique de Jean Racine, by Gabriel Fauré, and the Symphony nº 2 in E flat major, by Charles Gounod. Sir Neville Marriner conducts the ODC with the collaboration of the Amici Musicae choir and the choir of the Auditorio de Zaragoza.

Mozart: The woodwind concertos

On this double CD the Orquestra de Cadaqués plays four concertos for woodwind by W.A.Mozart with the participation of some outstanding soloists: Christopher Cowie, Joan Enric Lluna, Jaime Martín and David Tomàs. Once again, Sir Neville Marriner leads the orchestra in the performance of the concertos for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

Mozart: Sinfonie concertanti

Yet again a monographic CD dedicated to the genius of European Classicism. This time it is the Sinfonie concertanti k.364 and 297b, with the first arranged as a double concerto y and the second as a concerto with a quartet of soloists. The Orquestra de Cadaqués, under the baton of its guest conductor, Sir Neville Marriner, manages to transmit perfectly the moments of resounding brilliance in the rapid movements, and also the high levels of restrained drama evoked by the andante in the first sinfonia. A real pleasure.

Mozart: The flute concertos

The same great sense of drama and stage presence that Mozart developed in the field of music for theatre is the driving force and the spirit which, in the purely instrumental field, characterises his repertory of concerto works.
 
And this is because, the same as in his opera arias, the possibilities of a musical approach as simple as the dialectics established between the individual and the group were fertile ground when it came to developing certain characteristics inherent to the creative side of the composer’s character. Sir Neville Marriner’s experienced baton and the virtuoso flute of Jaime Martín together, leading the Orquestra de Cadaqués.

 

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 and 2

In 1911 the manuscript of a symphony in C major was found in the city of Jena and attributed to Beethoven. For half a century it was considered to be his first attempt in this field. When the falseness of this claim was verified, the Symphony op.21 was definitively confirmed as his first contribution to a genre in which he established basic concepts of unavoidable reference for all those who would subsequently tackle this musical form.
 
At this stage in time there is little we don’t know about Beethoven’s symphonic work. The two symphonies are masterfully performed by the ODC, and with Sir Neville Marriner conducting.
 
For further information and mp3 samples click on the links for each CD.

“El Puerto” by Albéniz orchestrated by Jesús Rueda

Posted by Cristina Martí on July 30, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Jesús RuedaThis year’s Peralada Festival provides the setting for the Cadaqués Orchestra’s premiere of the fourth orchestration, done by the Madrid composer Jesús Rueda, of Albéniz’s Suite Iberia.
Suite Iberia is one of the best-known works by Isaac Albéniz. Originally written for piano, its scenes of Hispanic references have been orchestrated several times, but this is the first adaptation for classical orchestra. Rueda’s profound feeling for the music of Albéniz has produced orchestrations of Triana, Evocación, Lavapiés and now El Puerto that demonstrate tonal and musical richness.
In addition to El Puerto, the Peralada Festival concert, this 5 August, also features Evocación, under the direction of maestro Neville Marriner, principal guest conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra.

El Soldadito de Plomo, at Petit Peralada

Posted by Cristina Martí on July 30, 2008  |  Leave a comment

logo de peraladaThe Perelada Festival embarks on a new venture with a firm commitment to attracting new audiences by bringing classical music in a broad range of formats to children. The Cadaqués Orchestra Ensemble, which has always had among its goals to educate people about music, will be performing “El soldadito de Plomo” (The Steadfast Tin Soldier) composed by Emilio Aragón, based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

With great descriptive and dramatic power, Aragón’s music for this universal tale takes us through the story, narrated by the actress Rosa Novell, of the adventures of a toy soldier in love with a ballerina.

The narration is in Catalan, with Jaime Martín conducting the arrangement by Albert Guinovart. The Catalan version is available from Tritó as part of our La Corxera Juganera collection and will soon be out in Spanish with narration by Javier Cámara.

Cadaqués Orchestra to the Porta Ferrada Festival in Sant Feliu de Guixols

Posted by Cristina Martí on July 30, 2008  |  Leave a comment

fabulaContemporary music, audiovisual art and universal stories come together at the Festival de la Porta Ferrada in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Gerona) as the Cadaqués Orchestra Ensemble presents Cinco Fábulas de La Fontaine. To complement the live music, by the composer Xavier Benguerel, and narration, by the actor Lluís Soler, Tritó commissioned an animated film by Pere Puig to be shown simultaneously in order to bring the fables, their characters and metaphors to life for spectators of all ages.

75 Conductors from around the world gather for the 9th Cadaqués Orchestra international conducting competition

Posted by Marcel Soleda on May 21, 2008  |  Leave a comment

FIVE DAYS OF MUSIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE COMPETITION LIVE?

DO YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE FINAL CONCERT?

From 2 to 7 June, the auditoriums of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona and Barcelona open their doors to the public for the successive rounds and final concert of the 9th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition.

75 CONDUCTORS COMPETE

Organized by the Cadaqués Orchestra, 75 conductors from 46 countries worldwide demonstrate their technical, artistic and communication skills with the Cadaqués Orchestra before the jury and audiences, with works by classical and contemporary composers: A. Schönberg, W.A. Mozart, I. Albéniz, J. Rueda, X. Montsalvatge, A. Guinovart, J. Haydn, S. Prokofiev, J.C. Arriaga, Rimski-Korsakov, G. Rossini and David del Puerto.

The winner will walk away with a prize of 6,000 euros and a tour with 31 Spanish and international orchestras.

The international jury is presided by Russian maestro Gennady Rozdhestvensky. The other members of the jury are: Lutz Köhler, conductor and president of the jury of the Munich International Music Competition; Alejandro Posada, principal conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Castile and Leon and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia; John Neschling, conductor of the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra; Cornelia Schmid, president of the Konzertscmid Hannover; and the Cadaqués Orchestra.

COMMITMENT TO THE MUSIC OF OUR DAY

The final concert of the competition sees the premiere of a work specially commissioned, in collaboration with the Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea, to test the young conductors.

The work is Cap quers by the composer David del Puerto, winner of the 2005 Spanish National Music Prize.

Since its founding, the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition has grown in prestige, thanks in part to the subsequent careers of some of its most outstanding winners, including Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Gloria Isabel Ramos, Alejandro Posada and Paul González.

Calendar and invitations

All the qualifying rounds of the competition (at the Auditori de Girona) are open to the public, as will be, for the first time this year, free of charge, the finals at the Sala Oriol Martorell of the Auditori de Barcelona on 7 June at 8 pm.

RESERVE YOUR INVITATION AT THE L’AUDITORI DE BARCELONA TICKET OFFICE. Phone: +34 03 247 93 00

Isaac Albéniz, Poèmes d’amour

Posted by Redacción on March 6, 2008  |  Leave a comment

A joint project by the Cadaqués Orchestra and Tritó Edicions has brought back to life an all but forgotten work by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). A new CD recording and edition of the score, with parts for rent, of Poèmes d’Amour are now available from our website.

“Poèmes d’Amour”, composed in 1892, is a work for recitalist or rhapsodist with chamber ensemble that Isaac Albéniz structured around fourteen poems by the French Symbolist Armand Sylvestre (1837-1901). It premiered on 29 June, 1892, in London with one of the most famed actresses of all times, Sarah Bernhardt, reciting. Over the years the work was largely forgotten. Now the prestigious conductor and musicologist José de Eusebio has edited the score. De Eusebio is the world’s top specialist in Albéniz’s work and for years has been dedicating himself to the composer’s stage works such as “Merlín”, “Henry Clifford” and Pepita Jiménez. De Eusebio’s new score is based on the manuscripts held at the Barcelona Music Museum. With this new score, and the recording by the Cadaqués Orchestra, “Poèmes d’Amour” has been rescued from obscurity.

This project would not have been possible without the support of the Fundació Caixa Catalunya, which has joined forces with “Tritó Edicions” and “The Cadaqués Orchestra”. The recovery of patrimony and the revival of the works of our composers, Albéniz, in this case one of the foremost names in Catalan and Spanish music of all times, is always a source of satisfaction, especially when it involves the acclaimed Cadaqués Orchestra, which has long stood out for projects such of this nature.

To celebrate this release, www.trito.es is offering a 15% discount on the CD with score pack.

Release of Herminie by Arriaga

Posted by Redacción on February 19, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Herminie, cantata by the composer Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, is the latest release from the Tritó score division. The work, composed in 1825, when the composer was 19 years old, has been revised by Jorge Sancho and this is the first time it has been done in an urtext edition, intended to reproduce the original intention of the composer as exactly as possible, without any added or changed material. The text of the cantata is taken from “Gerusalemme Liberata” by Tasso in the French version by J. A. Vinaty (1790 1830). In the arias and especially in the recitatives we find moments of great dramatic intensity, revealing a composer who employed skilfully the expressive resources of romantic drama, while the orchestra, despite the lack of trumpets or kettledrums, underscores and highlights effectively the expressivity of the singing, which demands a soprano who has both an aptitude for coloratura and great power. This work forms part of the obligatory repertoire for the 9th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competitionand is available on CD with the soprano Ainhoa Arteta and The Cadaqués Orchestra conducted by Neville Marriner.

The Orquesta de Castilla y León and Cadaqués Orchestra perform Shostakovich

Posted by Redacción on February 19, 2008  |  Leave a comment

The Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and Cadaqués Orchestra, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, joined musical forces during the Ibermúsica season for a performance of Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor. The performance, lauded by public and critics alike, is now available on CD from Tritó recorded at the Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes in Valladolid shortly before its inauguration last year. This symphony, one the Russian composer’s most important works, reflects in its passages the convulsive period of Stalinist Russia in 1936 and make the piece, in the words of Luis Suñén “protean, uncommonly moving, in which the life of a man appears utterly bared. This an extraordinary example of how true it is that music speaks for itself .” A rendition that balances the entire range of emotional elements in the work, from triumph to despair, outstanding both for the work of the Italian conductor and the teamwork of the two orchestras, which after having collaborated on previous occasions, record here together for the first time.

Re-edition of the Granados’ Opera Goyescas

Posted by Redacción on November 22, 2007  |  Leave a comment

Tritó announces the re-edition on CD of the live performance of  “Goyescas o Los majos enamorados” by the Catalan composer Enrique Granados, recorded at the Auditori Enrique Granados in Lérida, as part of the events to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of the University of Lérida, on 21 and 22 April 1997. It is performed by the Orquestra de Cadaqués conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, the Coral de Bilbao and the soloists Carmen González, Josep Ruiz, Maite Arruabarrena and Alfonso Echevarría. The recording is of Albert Guinovart’s orchestral arrangements, whose intention was to “clarify as far as possible the instrumentation while respecting the original manuscript, and to heighten the most meaningful aspects, as well as strengthen the melodic aspect of the orchestra.” Every measure of this work is marked by the spirit of Granados, a fundamental figure in Catalan musical nationalism and romanticism. Still we should stress in this recording some of its masterful moments, such as the Intermezzo, or moments as sublime as the entire third part, which from the interlude to the last measure is of incomparable beauty. The opera Goyescas is based on an earlier piece by the composer, of the same title, but written for the piano. Granados drew his inspiration from Goya, specifically the sketches he did for this tapestries for the Crown, which the composer saw during his stay in Madrid in 1898. His words on the subject, found in a range of texts and letters, are quite clear: “In my Goyescas I have concentrated my entire personality. I fell in love with Goya’s mind and with his palette; and thus with his Maja, señora; with his Majo, aristocrat; with him and with the Duchess of Alba, with his quarrelling, with his loves, with his flirtatious remarks.”

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