Joaquin Turina

Composition Types
Most Popular Works
See all

Biography

Born: December 9, 1882; Seville, Spain   Died: January 14, 1949; Madrid, Spain  
When he was a small boy, one of Joaquín Turina's favorite toys was a small accordion, and music was always his favorite subject at school. He studied piano and theory in his hometown of Seville and made his debut there as a pianist at age 14. His success led him to Madrid, where he tried to get his opera La sulamita (c. 1900) and his zarzuela Fea y con gracia (1904) performed. The latter was staged to no great success, but Turina showed his music Read more to many prominent musicians and struck up a friendship with Manuel de Falla.

After studying piano at the Madrid Conservatory with José Tragó, Turina went to Paris, where he worked with Vincent d'Indy at the Schola Cantorum from 1905 to 1914. He also took some piano lessons with Moritz Moszkowski. During his years in Paris he was encouraged by the great French composers of that time -- Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Paul Dukas, and his teacher d'Indy -- and wrote a few works in the French style of the day. After the premiere of his Piano Quintet, Op. 1 in 1907, Turina went to a café with Isaac Albéniz and de Falla. They convinced Turina to write in a more consciously Spanish style. As Turina put it, "[w]e were three Spaniards gathered together in that corner of Paris and it was our duty to fight bravely for the national music of our country."

One of his first truly Spanish works was La procesión del Rocío, written in France in 1912 and premiered by the Madrid Symphony the following year. This portrait of a religious festival helped establish Turina's reputation, and by the time he returned to Spain with Falla in 1914, he was already recognized as a leading Spanish composer. Turina took a post as choirmaster at the Teatro Real, a position he held until the theater closed in 1925. He continued to be very active in Spain's musical life, serving as pianist of the Quinteto de Madrid, conducting opera and orchestral performances, and writing musical criticism for El Debate and other publications. He also composed works like the two books of Mujeres Españolas for piano (1917, 1932), a series of portraits of Spanish women, and La oración del torero (The Bullfighter's Prayer, 1925). In 1920 he wrote two of his most popular pieces, the Danzas Fantásticas for orchestra or piano, and the Sinfonía Sevillana, which won first prize in a competition for a musical picture of life in Seville.

In 1930 he was appointed professor of composition at the Madrid Conservatory. He and his family suffered a certain amount of persecution by the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, but Turina was able to carry on with his musical activities both during and after the war. He founded the General Music Commission of the Ministry of Education, of which he served as commissioner in 1941. He became a member of the Spanish Academy of Arts, was awarded the Grand Cross of Alfonso X the Wise, and died in early 1949 after a long struggle with cancer. Read less
Turina: Chamber Music for Strings and Piano / Lincoln Trio
Release Date: 10/14/2014   Label: Cedille Records  
Catalog: 150   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $16.99
CD: $13.99
In Stock
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

Browse 1-25 of 250 Available Recordings
1 2 ... 9 10
  • 1.
    Corpus / Alki Guitar Trio
    Label: Gha   Catalog: 126071 Release Date: 06/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina,  Manuel de Falla,  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alki Guitar Trio
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $16.99
    Back Order
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 2.
    Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from Lugano Festival 2015
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555572 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert,  Ferdinand Ries  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $17.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 3.
    The Art of the Guitar
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555261 Release Date: 05/06/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Fernando Sor,  Narciso Yepes,  Francisco Tarrega,  Miguel Llobet  ... 
    Performer:  Turibio Santos,  Pierre Laniau,  Ernesto Bitetti,  Wulfin Lieske  ... 
    CD: $13.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 4.
    Great Moments at Carnegie Hall
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 503227 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 43
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Roy Harris,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz,  Jussi Björling,  Frederick Schauwecker,  Van Cliburn  ... 
    Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini,  Serge Koussevitzky,  Bruno Walter,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    On sale!
    CD: $138.49
    In Stock
    On sale!   $149.98   CD:  $138.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 5.
    The Legend of Alirio Diaz, Vol. 2
    Label: Idis   Catalog: 6712 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados,  Manuel de Falla,  Joaquin Malats  ... 
    Performer:  Alirio Diaz
    CD: $14.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 6.
    John Williams: The Complete Columbia Album Collection [58 CD + 1 DVD]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 309294 Release Date: 03/04/2016   Number of Discs: 59
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Isaac Albeniz,  Francisco Tarrega,  Joaquin Turina  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Julian Bream,  Carlos Bonell,  Brian Gascoigne  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves,  Daniel Barenboim,  John Williams,  Louis Frémaux  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Sinfonietta,  String Orchestra  ... 
    On sale!
    CD: $138.49
    In Stock
    On sale!   $149.98   CD:  $138.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 7.
    Rodrigo, Turina, Debussy & Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Harp Concertos / Yoshino
    Label: Aparte   Catalog: 113 Release Date: 03/04/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,  Claude Debussy,  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Naoko Yoshino
    Conductor:  Roberto Fores
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auvergne Orchestra
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $19.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 8.
    Excepciones: Musica Contemporania Espanyola Per A Guitarra
    Label: La Ma De Guido   Catalog: 2135 Release Date: 02/09/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Roberto Gerhard,  Joaquin Turina,  Agustin Charles  ... 
    Performer:  Pedro Rojas Ogayar
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 9.
    Joaquin Turina: The Complete Violin Sonatas And Select Violin Works
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3463 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Betul Soykan,  Anatoly Sheludyakov
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 10.
    Granados, Turina: Piano Quintets
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902226 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Enrique Granados,  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Javier Perianes
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 11.
    The Art of Goya & The Sound of the Spanish Guitar
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552773 Release Date: 10/02/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  John Lennon,  Francisco Tarrega  ... 
    Performer:  Xuefei Yang,  Manuel Barrueco,  David Tanenbaum,  Ernesto Bitetti  ... 
    Conductor:  Eiji Oue,  Iona Brown,  Antoni Ros Marbà,  Enrique Bátiz
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 12.
    Turina: Piano Music, Vol. 11 - Verbena Madrilena
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573401 Release Date: 09/11/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Jordi Masó
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 13.
    Introspective Odyssey
    Label: Navona   Catalog: 6005 Release Date: 08/14/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Jean Sibelius,  Joaquin Turina
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skyros Quartet
    On sale! $14.99
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $14.99   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 14.
    Beaux Arts Trio - Complete Philips Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002341702 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Isidore Cohen,  Bernard Greenhouse,  Menahem Pressler,  Stephen Kovacevich  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Beaux Arts Trio members  ... 
    Recommendation
    CD: $218.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $218.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 15.
    Turina: Complete Guitar Music
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94973 Release Date: 06/30/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Jan Depreter
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 16.
    Martin Jones - 75th Birthday Tribute
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 1718 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Carl Czerny,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Anatole Liadov  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Jones,  Richard McMahon,  Adrian Farmer
    Conductor:  William Boughton
    CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $29.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 17.
    Decca Sound  – Mono Years 1944 -1956
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002280602 Release Date: 04/07/2015   Number of Discs: 53
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Maurice Ravel,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus,  Clifford Curzon,  Alfredo Campoli,  Henry Datyner  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Roger Desormière,  Karl Münchinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
    CD: $213.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $213.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 18.
    Turina: El Castillo de Almodovar / Maso
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 573183 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Jordi Masó
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 19.
    Fantasias & Fugues  / Katrina Szederkenyi
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1527 Release Date: 01/06/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Elias Parish Alvars,  Michael Kimbell,  Joaquin Turina  ... 
    Performer:  Katrina Szederkenyi
    On sale! $13.98
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $13.98   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 20.
    Canciones Espanolas -  Granados, Falla, Turina / Danielle Talamantes, Henry Dehlinger
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1476 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Enrique Granados,  Manuel de Falla,  Joaquin Turina
    Performer:  Danielle Talamantes,  Henry Dehlinger
    On sale! $13.98
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $13.98   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 21.
    Homages: A Musical Dedication / Christoph Denoth
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 404 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Malats,  Luis de Narváez,  Miguel Llobet,  Fernando Sor  ... 
    Performer:  Christoph Denoth
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 22.
    Piano Musique Espagnole, Vol. 2 / Rosa Maria Kucharski
    Label: Claudio   Catalog: 43212 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Soler,  Anonymous,  Jose Larrañaga,  Isaac Albeniz  ... 
    Performer:  Rosa Maria Kucharski
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 23.
    Rosenblatt Recitals, Vol. 1 / Tynan, Brownlee, Siurina, Meli, Perez, Michaels-Moore [6-CD Set]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 9027 Release Date: 10/28/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Traditional,  Henri Duparc,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Ailish Tynan,  Iain Burnside,  Lawrence Brownlee,  Francesco Meli  ... 
    CD: $39.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 24.
    Turina: Chamber Music for Strings and Piano / Lincoln Trio
    Label: Cedille Records   Catalog: 150 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lincoln Trio
    Recommendation
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $13.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 25.
    Recuerdos
    Label: Alison Smith Music   Catalog: 90550 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Fernando Sor,  Frédéric Chopin,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré  ... 
    Performer:  Alison Smith
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $18.99
    Back Order
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 ... 9 10