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Guitarrisimo | Commemorating the Birth of the Modern Guitar

Torres guitar

Pre-eminent 19th-century specialist and multi-award-winner, Fernando Espí, presents a programme of Romantic Spanish guitar works by composers with a personal connection to Torres, (the father of the classical guitar) who helped shape his approach to guitar-making and who showed off his instruments to greatest effect. Espí will perform on a Joan Pellisa 2016 replica of an original 1863 Torres instrument. So superior was Torres’ craft that his design remains, to this day, the blueprint for classical guitar production. 

PROGRAMME

Francisco Tárrega: Capricho árabe | Gran jota
Antonio Cano: Fantasía ‘El delirio’
Enrique Granados: Danzas españolas (Selection)
Isaac Albéniz (tr. F. Espí): Suite española Op. 47 (Selection)
Julián Arcas Bolero: Fantasía sobre temas de ‘La Traviata de Verdi’

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip | Audio clip

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 and the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of Wines from Spain, RC Strings and Amigo Month.

MORE INFO & BOOKINGS

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)

Details

Date:
November 2, 2017
Time
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£10 - £18
Website:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3061802

Venue

Kings College London Chapel
Strand Ln
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Other

Full Name
Departamento de Cultura Instituto Cervantes de Londres
Email
cultlon1@cervantes.es