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  • #110768
    unknown-user
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    I asked my teacher about these today and she had performed #5. She said she was happy I’d reminded her of it, so she’s going to pull it out and get it performance ready again.

    #110769
    unknown-user
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    Sorry, but are you calling me a wizened old crone?

    #110770
    Kathleen Clark
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    Noooo, she’s talking about herself, being a baby at the harp but old at music, I think ūüôā

    #110771
    zoraida-avila
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    Barbara, I am seeing too for any biographical information about Ginevra Bruno. I found a very small review in the book Stelle Feminili by Carlo Villani (1915), in which it is said that she was a great interpreter of the harp and of the piano, with exepcional temperament. She was virtuoso player with equal skill the most works difficult of Hasselmans and Zabel with the harp or those of Liszt and Chopin with the

    #110772
    unknown-user
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    Spot on Kathleen!

    #110773
    unknown-user
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    Very interesting Zoraida. Thnak you.

    #110774
    barbara-brundage
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    Thanks, Zoraida. The only thing I know besides what you mentioned is that McDonald’s transcription of Rumores de la Caleta is pretty much just a refingering of Bruno’s. Bruno made a number of changes from the original like switching octaves in the repeated ‘murmurs’ and all those are preserved in McDonald’s edition.

    I believe that International Music Service (lyramusic.com) has a number of Bruno transcriptions available. I know that’s where I got the Albeniz.

    #110775
    barbara-brundage
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    Incidentally, ann, sorry for calling you anne with an e before.

    #110776
    unknown-user
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    ūüôā

    #110777
    unknown-user
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    Zoraida, you would be surprised how difficult it is to get Spanish music in the United States. I have tried a few times to get Moreno-Buendia’s piece for harp and orchestra without luck, and also the solo by Montsalvatge, and others. UME used to be easy to find, but only certain titles, and I have them all, but could never get Danza de la Hoguera by Pittaluga. There seems to be a real distribution barrier due partly to language, perhaps. But then, many music publishers make it difficult to get their music rather than easy. So, I compose my own Spanish music.

    I would like to go back to the Granados dances again to make more harp ensemble arrangements, but it’s a little discouraging when other people put out their stuff first.

    I have made solo transcriptions of Granada and other pieces by Albeniz, and I have quite a lot edited, but not printed, pieces by Mompou (don’t work that well, though), Granados, Albeniz, a few other composers, and of course, Halffter, whom I have been playing for about 20 years.

    #110778
    zoraida-avila
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    Saul!
    I’m¬†not really surprised how difficult is to find spanish music, also in Spain there are many difficulties in finding some works.
    I think that you mind Concierto Neoclasico for harp, marimba and orchestra by Moreno-Buendia. If this is the work you are looking for, I can say to you that a few years ago I asked to the composer and he said me that only Marisa Robles has it in London. 
    I will try to find¬†the¬†Pittaluga’s¬†work¬†and¬†send¬†you.
    Which work by Montsalvatge you mind? Variations for solo harp?

    It would be fantastic if you could do some transcriptions of Granados’ works for ensemble, combined trio for example (flute-cello, violin-cello, flute-viola, etc). We need spanish chamber music for the next competition in 2011, The 4th Iberian Contest of Chamber Music with Harp.
     
    I¬†would¬†like¬†to¬†see your Monpou’s transciptions,¬†seems¬†very¬†interesting!
    Continue!

    Zoraida

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    #110780

    Hey, thanks for the instructions on how to post a photo. I don’t know how to add text, so here it is. This album by Grandjany is all Spanish composers and is incredible. Here is a link that has all the info.http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=%2FIGRAdiscography&CISOPTR=1503&DMSCALE=50.00000&DMWIDTH=600&DMHEIGHT=600&DMMODE=viewer&DMFULL=0&DMOLDSCALE=12.28501&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=&DMTHUMB=1&REC=16&DMROTATE=0&x=70&y=45

    #110781

    Then I guess that Gretchen Van Housen obtained it from Robles, as she recorded it, though I don’t remember a marimba part. Another concerto that vanished into private hands is the one by Roberto Caamano, even though it was commissioned by Edna Phillips. I have a trio for flute oboe and harp called Rosa das Rosas which migh suit your competition. Yes, it is the variations I am seeking, but also his concerto, Concerto Capriccioso, I think it is, someday. When I get home I

    #144632
    diana-uspenskaya
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    I’m looking for sheet music of Spanish dance #5 Granados (ed Zabaleta). Can somebody help me?

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