JOAQUIN TURINA (1882-1949): Complete Music for Violin and Piano - Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 51, Sonata No. 2 in G, Op. 82 “Sonata española”, El Poema de una Sanluqueña, Op. 28, Sonata Española, Variaciones clásicas, Op. 72, Euterpe: en plena fiesta, Op. 93/2, Homenaje a Navarra, Op. 102.
Catalogue Number: 03T052
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The sonatas are pretty well-known by now but the real discovery for many listeners will be Turina’s Op. 28, a 20‐minute, four‐movement work of 1923 and inspired by a cruel remark overheard by the composer: ”Sanlúcar girls don’t marry and Sanlúcar boys marry outsiders” – Sanlúcar being a coastal city just north of Cadiz. Turina’s idea was to immerse himself in the hopes and dreams of such a young woman. The movement titles ‐ ‘In front of the mirror’ – ‘The Song of the Moon’ – ‘Hallucinations’ – ‘The Rosary in the Church’ – hint at the varied expressive and musical worlds, including oblique references to Andalucian folksong as well as highly impressionistic evocations that owe not a little to Ravel and Debussy. 2 CDs. Macarena Martínez (violin), Juan Escalera (piano).