Alicia De Larrocha

Biography

Born: May 23, 1923   Died: September 25, 2009  
Alicia de Larrocha's greatest contribution as a musician was her unrivaled advocacy of Spanish and Catalonian piano music. Her interpretations of the music of Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Mompou (a lifelong friend who dedicated several works to her), and Montsalvatge were universally described as brilliant, authentic, and masterful in tonal color, texture, and rhythm. She was also highly regarded for her recordings of Mozart and French Read more Impressionist music. She began her career before the age of six with a solo recital, followed by her orchestral debut at the age of 11 performing Mozart's "Coronation" Concerto (K. 537) with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. She studied with Frank Marshall at his Academia Marshall and also studied music theory with Ricardo Lamote de Gignon.

Her adult career began in 1940, but she did not make any international tours until 1947, when she first toured Europe. In 1953, she premiered Montsalvatge's Concierto breve, which is dedicated to her, and also made her first visit to England. Her first appearance in the U.S. was in 1955 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. After that, she began performing around the world, working with such artists as Victoria de Los Angeles, Montserrat Caballé, the Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets, Sir Colin Davis, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Kent Nagano, and Gerard Schwarz. She even performed Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos with the composer at the second piano. In addition to her performing, she took on the directorship of the Academia Marshall in 1959.

Her recordings, particularly of Albéniz and Granados, have received numerous prizes, including Grammys, the Edison Prize, the Grand Prix du Disques, and the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize. She herself was awarded the Paderewski Memorial Medal and the Principe de Asturias prize, among others, and was recognized for her talents by the city of Barcelona, the Spanish and French governments, and UNESCO. She continued to perform until her 80th year. After breaking her hip in 2007, she suffered an overall decline in health, and died in 2009. Read less
Manuel De Falla - When The Fire Burns, Nights In The Gardens Of Spain
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Biography

Born: May 23, 1923   Died: September 25, 2009  
Alicia de Larrocha's greatest contribution as a musician was her unrivaled advocacy of Spanish and Catalonian piano music. Her interpretations of the music of Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Mompou (a lifelong friend who dedicated several works to her), and Montsalvatge were universally described as brilliant, authentic, and masterful in tonal color, texture, and rhythm. She was also highly regarded for her recordings of Mozart and French Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Adagio
2. Allegretto
3. Allegro giusto
4. Allegretto
5. Adagio - Allegro vivo
1. Preludio
2. Zarabanda
3. Capricho
4. Introducción y giga
1. Los requiebros
2. Coloquio en la reja
3. El Fandango del Candil
4. Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor
5. El amor y la muerte (Balada)
6. Epilogo (Serenata del espectro)
1. Planys I
2. Planys II
3. Planys III
4. Planys IV
5. Pajaro triste
6. La barca
7. Cuna
8. Secreto
9. Gitano
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): El paño moruno
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): El paño moruno
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Seguidilla murciana
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Seguidilla murciana
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Asturiana
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Asturiana
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Jota
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Jota
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Nana
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Nana
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Canción
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Canción
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Polo
Siete canciones populares españolas (7 Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Polo
1. (Allegro)
2. Larghetto
3. (Allegretto)
1. Allegro
2. (Larghetto)
3. (Allegretto)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Allegretto
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro
Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17 - 1. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legenden-Ton
Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17 - 2. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch - Etwas langsamer - Vielbewegter
Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17 - 3. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten - Etwas bewegter
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 - 1. Allegro affettuoso
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 - 2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - 1. Préambule
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - Pierrot-Arlequin-Valse noble
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - Eusebius-Florestan
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - Coquette-Replique-Papillons
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - ASCH-SCHA-Chiarina-Chopin-Estrella
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - Reconnaissance-Pantalon et Colombine
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - Valse allemande-Paganini-Aveu-Promenade
Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9 - Pause-Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 - 1. Allegro (Vivace assai)
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 - 2. Romanze (Piuttosto lento)
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 - 3. Scherzino
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 - 4. Intermezzo (Colla più grande energia)
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 - 5. Finale (Il più vivace possibile)
Goyescas, Book 1: Los requiebros
Goyescas, Book 1: Coloquio en la reja
Goyescas, Book 1: El fandango de Candil
Goyescas, Book 1: Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor
Goyescas, Book 2: El amor y la muerte (Balada)
Goyescas, Book 2: Epilogo: La serenada del espectro
Iberia, Book 1: Evocación
Iberia, Book 1: El puerto
Iberia, Book 1: El Corpus en Sevilla
Azulejos
I. Allegro affettuoso
II. Intermezzo - Andantino grazioso
III. Allegro vivace
Piano Quintet in E-Flat, Op. 44: Allegro brillante
In modo d'una marcia; Un poco largamente; Agitato
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Allegro, ma non troppo
Los requiebros
Coloquio en la reja
El fandango de candil
Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor
El amor y la muerte: Balada
Epílogo: Serenata del espectro
Piano Sonata, K. 283 in G: Allegro
Andante
Presto


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