Franz Schubert and the guitar
Let yourself be moved by Schubert's last piano sonata, played on two special nineteenth-century guitars. It was not until long after Schubert's death that his piano sonatas were rediscovered. By now, these pieces are among the most ingenious works of Western classical music. A recent discovery is that Schubert owned several guitars during his life and even played them. With arrangements Fernando Cordas made of Schubert's last Piano Sonata his Schubert and the guitar are forever connected
Thanks to musicologist Felipe Pedrell, Manuel de Falla became interested in native Spanish music. El amor brujo' (The enchanting love) was created as a purely Spanish flamenco piece for voice, dance and orchestra. Although De Falla's later version for ballet is best known nowadays, a version for two guitars should of course not be missing. With the fiery, passionate music of De Falla and Albéniz, the modern guitar really comes into its own!
Izhar Elias is perhaps the most famous guitarist in the Netherlands. As the very first guitarist he won the Dutch Music Prize. This prize is the highest state distinction that can be awarded to a musician working in classical music. During the Koningsdagconcert 2016 he could be seen live on television.
The press about Izhar Elias:
- "With Izhar Elias is the guitar orchestra and singer" (NRC)
- "Overcame the power of his compelling and clear subtleties." (Telegraph)
In 2010 Fernando Cordas made his definitive breakthrough when he replaced the world famous guitarist Pepe Romero in a performance of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Since then he plays with all the major orchestras. Since 2001 Fernando Cordas has been researching the history of the guitar in the nineteenth century and since September 2014 Cordas has been teaching at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
The press about Fernando Riscado Cordas:
- "Fernando Cordas plays with such ease, mastery and power of expression that the music sounds like new."
Fernando Cordas: "With the classical guitar you seduce people to really listen"
"With the subtle sounds of the classical guitar, you seduce people to listen. And when people take the time to really listen, she makes it so much richer. If we manage to seduce the audience with the colourful sound world of our instrument, then our mission is accomplished. ”
(Read the interview with Fernando Cordas.)
gitaar Gitaarduo Gioacchino Rossini Mauro Giuliani Barbiere di Siviglia Ludwig van Beethoven Franz Schubert Manuel da Falla Enrique Granados Isaac Albéniz Nederlandse Muziekprijs Spanje Spaans vuur