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OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Bios – Spanish Composers –[part 9] – Joaquín Turina– New Apartment at OTA-Berlin Metzer Strasse Building

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Joaquín Turina   www.foto-face.com

 

Berlin   23-04- 2010

 

 

Joaquín Turina (December 9, 1882 – January 14, 1949) was a Spanish composer of classical music.

He was born in Seville Spain but his family origins come from northern Italy.

He studied in Seville as well as in Madrid. He lived in Paris from 1905 to 1914 where he took composition lessons from Vincent d’Indy at his Schola Cantorum, and studied the piano […] Continue Reading…

OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Bios – Spanish Composers –[part 9] – Joaquín Rodrigo – New Apartment at OTA-Berlin Metzer Strasse Building

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Joaquín Rodrigo    www.foto-face.com

 

Berlin  23-04-2010

Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, Marqués de los Jardines de Aranjuez, (Sagunto (Spain) November 22, 1901 – Madrid (Spain) July 6, 1999), was a composer of classical music and a virtuoso pianist. Despite being nearly blind from an early age, he achieved great success. Rodrigo’s music counts among some of the most popular of the 20th century, particularly his Concierto de Aranjuez,  

He […] Continue Reading…

OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Bios – Spanish Composers –[part 8] – Sabicas – New Apartment at OTA-Berlin Metzer Strasse Building

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
SABICAS  - www.Foto-Face.com

 

Berlin    23-04-2010

 

 

Sabicas , born as ‘Agustín Castellón Campos’ was a worldwide reknown  Flamenco guitarist who was born in 1912 in Pamplona, Spain and died in 14 April 1990 in New York.

Sabicas started playing guitar at the age of early age of fourn and made his public debut some years later at the artistic ‘mature’ age of six!

His early playing style was greatly […] Continue Reading…

OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Bios – Spanish Composers –[part 7] Pablo Sarasate – New Apartment at OTA-Berlin Metzer Strasse Building

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Berlin   23-04-2010

Pablo Sarasate was born in Pamplona, Spain, the son of an artillery bandmaster. He began studying the violin with his father at the age of five and later took lessons from a local teacher but his musical talent became evident early on and he appeared in his first public concert in La Coruña at the age of eight. His performance was […] Continue Reading…

Konzert am Donnerstag, 29.04.2010, 19.00 Uhr – Berlin Mitte

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

  Berlin    22-04-2010 
Chopin-und-Champagner -Programm für das Konzert am Donnerstag, 29. April 2010, 19.00 Uhr
Wind und Tasten
 
Das Ensemble »Wind und Tasten« ist nach erfolgreicher Iran–Tournee jetzt auch im Klassiksalon-Mitte zu hören. Gespielt werden Werke von Arcangelo Corelli, Niels Gade, Franz Liszt, Francois Poulenc und Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Simon Böckenhoff – Oboe

Susanne Pudig – Klarinette

Martin Dralle – Horn

Tobias Lankow – Fagott

András Vermesy– Klavier

Auf Grund begrenzter Sitzplätze […] Continue Reading…

OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Bios – Spanish Composers –[part 6] Pablo Casals – New Apartment at OTA-Berlin Metzer Strasse Building

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Berlin   21-04-2010

‘Pau Casals i Defilló’ –better known throughout the world as ‘Pablo Casals’, was a Spanish Catalan cellist and conductor born on the 29th December 1876 in Tarragona, Catalonia Spain.

Casals was initially taught by his stern father, a local parish organist and choirmaster who taught him in piano, song, violin, and organ – this he had in common with JS Bach.

When […] Continue Reading…

Einladung zum Beethovenabend mit Haruka Kuroiwa am 22.04. um 20.30h – Piano Salon Christophori – Berlin Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

 

Berlin   21-04-2010

Liebe Freunde der Klavierabende,

ich möchte Sie herzlich zu einem Konzert mit dem japanischen Pianisten Haruka Kuroiwa einladen für den kommenden Donnerstag, den  22.04. um 20.30 Uhr.

Der brillante und sehr virtuose Pianist wird drei der bekanntesten Beethoven Klaviersonaten zum Besten geben: die Pathetique, die “Mondscheinsonate” und die Appassionata. Damit ist in aller Kürze auch schon umrissen, was einen bei diesem Klavierabend erwartet, […] Continue Reading…

OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Biography – Spanish Composers [part 5] – Federico Mompou

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Berlin    20-04-2010
“]Federico Mompou [www.foto-face.com
 
Federico Mompou was born in Barcelona in 1893 and lived a long and successful life as a Spanish Catalan composer and pianist – his best known works are for solo piano and his songs.

Mompou studied piano at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona before going to Paris in 1911 as a student to Ferdinand Motte-Lacroix .

Having […] Continue Reading…

J S Bach alive and well in BERLIN ! – Street posters near OTA-Berlin Apartment buildings in Berlin Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Berlin   20-04-2010

 

Some photos of  a street poster and billboard on the street just across from the OTA-Berlin Serviced Apartment building at Schoenhauser Allee 5 in Berlin Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg.

Where -ever you turn in Berlin you will be reminded that JS Bach is very much alive and held in high esteem and rightfully considered  one of the –  if not  THE  greatest Germans!

Okay he was not […] Continue Reading…

Programm für das Konzert am Samstag, 25. April 2010, 19.00 Uhr -Duke Ellington – Composer –

Monday, April 19th, 2010

 

Berlin   19-04-2010

Chopin-und-Champagner
Programm für das Konzert am Samstag, 25. April 2010, 19.00 Uhr
Duke Ellington – Composer
Christian Kälberer – Klavier

Gabriele Prahm – Gesang

Duke Ellington war einer der großen Jazzkomponisten des 20. Jahrhunderts und wird als solcher auch in der Jazzszene tradiert. Titel wie Caravan, Azur oder Paris Blues kehren als Standards in Konzerten der Szene immer wieder.

Gabriele Prahm & Christian Kälberer geht es dagegen […] Continue Reading…

OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog Mini-Composer-Biography – Spanish Composers [part 4] – Enrique Granados

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

  

Berlin    19-04-2010
 

Enrique Granados – www.foto-face.com
The Spanish-Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados was born in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain in 1867 – his music is uniquely Spanish, representative of musical nationalism of the times – namely the incorporation of traditional folk music set into more formal classical form.

His musical career started with piano studies in Barcelona, and in 1887 he went to Paris to […] Continue Reading…