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

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
Danzas Fantasticas: No.1 Exaltacion
Danzas Fantasticas: No.2 Ensueno
Danzas Fantasticas: No.3 Orgia
1. Adagio
2. Allegretto
3. Allegro giusto
4. Allegretto
5. Adagio - Allegro vivo
1. La eterna Carmen
2. Habanera
3. Don Juan
4. Estudiantina
1. Preludio
2. Zarabanda
3. Capricho
4. Introducción y giga
1. Mazurka
2. Berceuse
3. ***
4. Allegretto
5. Allegretto appassionato
6. Epilogo: Andantino spianato
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
Sonata En Re Menor: Nin, I- No. 1
Sonata En Re Mayor: Nin, I No. 5
Sonata En Fa Sostenido Menor: Nin, I No. 6
Sonata En Fa Mayor: Nin, I-No.10
Sonata En Fa Sostenido Mayor: Nin, I-No. 12
Sonata En Do Sostenido Menor: Nin, I-No. 2
Sonata En Sol Menor: Nin, I-No. 8
Sonata En Re Bemol Mayor: Nin, I-No. 9
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / Preludio
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / I "Añoranza"
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / II "Ecos De La Parranda"
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / III "Vascongada"
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / IV "Marcha Oriental"
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / V "Zambra"
Seis Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Españoles / VI "Zapateado"
Goyescas (1900 Digital Remaster), Book 1: Los requiebros
Goyescas (1900 Digital Remaster), Book 1: Coloquio en la reja
Goyescas (1900 Digital Remaster), Book 1: El fandango de Candil
Goyescas (1900 Digital Remaster), Book 1: Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor
Goyescas (1900 Digital Remaster), Book 2: El amor y la muerte (Balada)
Goyescas (1900 Digital Remaster), Book 2: Epilogo: La serenada del espectro
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 1 (2006 Digital Remaster): Evocación (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 1 (2006 Digital Remaster): El puerto (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 1 (2006 Digital Remaster): El Corpus en Sevilla (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 2 (2006 Digital Remaster): Rondeña (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 2 (2006 Digital Remaster): Almería (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 - Remaster), Book 2 (2006 Digital Remaster): Triana (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 3 (2006 Digital Remaster): El Albaicín (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 3 (2006 Digital Remaster): El polo (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 3 (2006 Digital Remaster): Lavapiés (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 4 (2006 Digital Remaster): Málaga (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 4 (2006 Digital Remaster): Jérez (2006 Digital Remaster)
Iberia (2006 Digital Remaster), Book 4 (2006 Digital Remaster): Eritaña (2006 Digital Remaster)
Suite Española: I Granada
Suite Española: II Cataluña
Suite Española: III Sevilla
Suite Española: IV Cádiz
Suite Española: V Aragón
Cantos De España- Preludio (Asturias)
Cantos De España- Oriental
Cantos de España- Bajo La Palmera (Cuba)
Cantos De España- Córdoba
Cantos De España- Seguidillas (Castilla)
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): La maja de Goya
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): Amor y odio
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): El majo tÍmido
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): El mirar de la maja
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): Callajeo
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): El tra-la-la y el punteado
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): Las currutacas modestas
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): El majo olvidado
Nueve tonadillas (2010 Digital Remaster): El majo discreto
Canciones amatorias (Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Llorad, corazón
Canciones amatorias (Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Iban al pinar
Canciones amatorias (Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): No lloréis, ojuelos
Canciones amatorias (Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Mañanica era
Canciones amatorias (Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Mira que soy niña
Canciones amatorias (Traditional) (2010 Digital Remaster): Gracia mía
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
Piano Sonata, K. 331 in A, "Alla turca": Andante grazioso
Menuetto
Alla turca: Allegretto
Piano Sonata, K. 332 in F: Allegro
Adagio
Allegro assai
Piano Sonata in B-flat, K. 333: Allegro
Andante cantabile
Presto
Piano Sonata, K. 281 in B-Flat: Allegro
Andante amoroso
Rondeau: Allegro
Piano Sonata, K. 282 in E-Flat: Adagio
Menuetto I; Menuetto II
Allegro
Piano Sonata, K. 545 in C: Allegro
Andante
Rondo
Piano Sonata, K. 284 in D: Allegro
Rondeau en polonaise: Andante
Thema con variazioni (Andante)
Piano Sonata, K. 309 in C: Allegro con spirito
Andante, un poco adagio
Rondeau: Allegretto grazioso
Piano Sonata, K. 310, in A Minor: Allegro maestoso
Andante cantabile con espressione
Presto
Piano Sonata, K. 311 in D: Allegro con spirito
Andante con espressione
Rondeau: Allegro
Piano Sonata, K. 330 in C: Allegro moderato
Andante cantabile
Allegretto
Piano Sonata, K. 279 in C: Allegro
Andante
Allegro
Piano Sonata, K. 280 in F: Allegro assai
Adagio
Presto
Piano Sonata, K. 457 in C Minor: Molto allegro
Adagio
Allegro assai
Piano Sonata, K. 533 in F: Allegro
Andante
Rondo: Allegretto
Piano Sonata, K. 570 in B-Flat: Allegro
Adagio
Allegretto
Piano Sonata, K. 576 in D: Allegro
Adagio
Allegretto
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - 3. Presto
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 1. Allemande
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 2. Courante
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 3. Sarabande
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 4. Gavotte
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 5. Polonaise
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 6. Menuet
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 7. Bourrée
J.S. Bach: French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 - 8. Gigue
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 2. Largo
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 3. Presto
Haydn: Clavier Concerto in D, H.XVIII No.2 - 1. Vivace
Haydn: Clavier Concerto in D, H.XVIII No.2 - 2. Un poco adagio
Haydn: Clavier Concerto in D, H.XVIII No.2 - 3. Rondo all'Ungherese. Allegro assai
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - 1. Theme (Andante grazioso)
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - Variation 1
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - Variation 2
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - Variation 3
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - Variation 4
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - Variation 5
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - Variation 6
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - 2. Menuetto
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - 3. Alla Turca (Allegretto)
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D, K.576 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D, K.576 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D, K.576 - 3. Allegretto
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 1. Andante grazioso, quasi Allegretto
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 3. Allegretto
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 4. Andante
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 5. Allegro, ma non troppo
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 6. Allegretto quasi Andante
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 - 7. Presto
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 1. in C major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 2. in A minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 3. in G major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 4. in E minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 5. in D major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 6. in B minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 7. in A major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 8. in F sharp minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 9. in E major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 10. in C sharp minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 11. in B major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 12. in G sharp minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 13. in F sharp major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 14. in E flat minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 15. in D flat major ("Raindrop")
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 16. in B flat minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 17. in A flat major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 18. in F minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 19. in E flat major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 20. in C minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 21. in B flat major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 22. in G minor
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 23. in F major
Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 24. in D minor
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 1. Molto moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 2. Andante sostenuto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace con delicatezza)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 4. Allegro ma non troppo
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 - Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso - Recita- tivo
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 - Andante sostenuto -
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 - Allegro energico - Andante sostenuto - Lento assai
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


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