JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882-1949): Piano Music, Vol. 12 - Recuerdos de mi rincón, Op. 14, La venta de los Gatos, Op. 32, Navidad, Op. 16, El Cristo de la Calavera, Op. 30.
Catalogue Number: 11S046
Description: This penultimate volume of Joaquín Turina’s complete piano works features “programmatic” pieces: music inspired by local scenes or texts by the late-Romantic poet and author Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836–70). The “tragicomedy” Recuerdos de mi rincón is a lighthearted divertissement with twelve mini-scenes that portray local characters from Turina’s Madrid neighbourhood, while El Cristo de la Calavera further reveals Turina’s deft touch for dramatic and picturesque style while faithfully adapting Bécquer’s story to include every detail. Originally composed for a stage drama, Navidad is filled with Christmas carols and traditional melodies. Jordi Masó (piano).