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Concierto folklórico (piano with string orchestra)

by John Carmichael (1970)

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Performance by John Carmichael, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham from the CD Swagman's promenade

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Swagman's promenade

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Swagman's promenade : Australian light classics.

Library shelf no. CD 178 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The work stems from working as Music Director for a Spanish Dance Company. It uses the harmonic progressions and rhythmic features of Spanish folk music and flamenco, and two melodies from Spanish folk mjsic - the Petenera, in the slow movement entitled 'La Noche' - Night, and the Jota Aragonesa in the 'Fiesta's mvt. All other themes and melodies are original but designed to blend with the chosen genre.

Work Details

Year: 1970

Instrumentation: Piano, string orchestra.

Duration: 26 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythnmically challenging

Contents note: I. La siesta interrumpida -- II. La noche -- III. Fiestas.


Performances of this work

2 Dec 21: Italy. Featuring Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, Claude Villaret.

24 Feb 2019: at Festival Klavierissimo: Concert 3 (Großes Haus, Nordharzer Staedtebundtheater, Halberstadt). Featuring Christian Fitzner, Sofia Cabruja, Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Wernigerode, Carles Lama.

22 Oct 2017: at España (St John's Waterloo (UK)). Featuring Carlos Lama, Sofia Cabruja, I Maestri.

6 Sep 2017: at An Evening of Music (Suara Surabaya Center). Featuring Budi Utomo Prabowo, String Orchestra of Surabaya, Imma Setiadi.

25 May 14: Concerts4Good - Music On A Mission, Auditori, Barcelona, Spain. Featuring Carlos Lama, Sofia Cabruja.

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