On 15 January 1915, 100 years ago to this day, the Ateneo de Madrid paid tribute to the music Manuel de Falla and Joaquín Turina with a concert featuring the first performance of the Siete canciones populares españolas, songs which Manuel de Falla had composed during his last few months in Paris.
Tonight the occasion will be marked by the launch of a new book, Ángel, musa y duende: Federico García Lorca y la música by the Spanish musicologist, Marco Antonio de la Ossa Martínez at the specialist music bookshop in Madrid, El Argonauta, in Calle Fernández de los Ríos, 50, 28015, at 8pm.
The book launch will be in the style of a discussion–recital with the author Marco Antonio de la Ossa Martínez speaking to the guitarist and musicologist Samuel Diz. At the concert in the Ateneo of Madrid in 1915, Manuel de Falla accompanied Doña Luisa Vela in the first performance of the Siete Canciones populares españolas. In this evening’s performance, Samuel Diz will accompany the singer Trinidad Montero, ‘La Trini’.
Ángel, musa y duende: Federico García Lorca y la música on Amazon UK
© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2015