THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™
This Week’s Spanish Composer: JESÚS GURIDI (1904-1953)
by Elena GrecoAugust 18, 2015 Composer, pianist, organist and violinist Jesús Guridi was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz near Bilbao in the Basque Country. His mother was a violinist and his father a pianist. A student of d’Indy, he was a prolific composer, although better known for his orchestral works than for his relatively small output of songs. Although he was influenced by Wagner and the late Romantic composers, most of his compositions reflect inspiration from Basque folk elements. Below is a song from the beautiful Seis Canciones Castellanas. “Mañanita de San Juan” (Seis Canciones Castellanas) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st2Yjmt0M1s Carmen Bustamante (soprano); Miguel Zanetti (piano)
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