Antonio Oyarzabal has recorded La Muse oubliée, an album awarded 5 stars by the BBC Magazine and which has been chosen as one of the 5 best piano albums of 2021 by Fanfare magazine (USA). In this concert, the pianist takes us a sonorous journey through women’s compositions, from the Baroque to the contemporary period, performing not only the composers included in the album, but others. On this occasion, other artists have been included, whom we will get to know not only through their music, but also through the actor Karmele Larrinaga, who will narrate various chapters and anecdotes about them. Through poems, letters and, of course, the excellent music that has survived to the present day, we will experience an evening immersed in the lives of these women, so unusual for their time.
The programme consists of piano pieces by thirteen women composers: Mana Zucca (Prelude op. 73), Amy Beach (Scottish Legend), Mel Bonis (Femmes de Légende), Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (selection of harpsichord pieces), Ethel Smith (Klavierstücke in E), Clara Wieck-Schumann (Drei Romanzen op. 21), Lili Boulanger (Trois Morceaux pour piano), Emiliana de Zubeldia (Esquisses d’une apres midi Basque), Germaine Tailleferre (Pastorale; Deux Pièces), Ruth Crawford Seeger (Prelude no. 6), Lūcija Garūta (Prelude in E), Vitezslava Kaprálová (April Preludes) and Fanny Mendelssohn (Melodie op. 4 no. 2).
Born in Bilbao in 1989, Antonio Oyarzabal is a soloist and chamber pianist currently based in London, where he obtained his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma (Guildhall School of Music and Drama). Antonio made his debut at the Barbican Hall (2017) and LSO St Luke’s (2018) in London. He is a founding member of the Trisquel Arts Ensemble, forms a duo with cellist Emma Besselaar, and in his extensive career has performed with renowned musicians such as Andrew Marriner, Caroline Palmer, Matthew Jones and the Allegri Quartet. Antonio Oyarzabal comes to Arriaga Theatre with his third album, La Muse Oubliée (IBS Classical 2020), which has received magnificent reviews. He has previously released two CDs: The Inner child (Orpheus Classical 2017) and works of the Basque composer J. Martínez Villar (ARSIS, 2019).
Day 7 - 19:30h.
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