Sebastián de Iradier y Salaverri (Lantziego, Araba, 20 January 1809-Vitoria-Gasteiz, 6 December 1865), one of the greatest Basque composers, studied piano and organ in Vitoria. At 9, he joined the choir of the Collegiate Church of Santa María.
In his teenage years, he played the organ in several parish churches. Meanwhile, he got interested in popular music, in vogue at Basque bourgeois parties in those days. So he learnt how to play cachuchas, boleros, seguidillas and tiranas in the guitar and the organ.
When living in Madrid, Iradier composed waltzes, polkas and other light pieces for masquerade balls, and he tried his hand at zarzuela. In Paris in 1850, he explored the local music scene, meeting composers like Rossini and celebrities who played his music.
La paloma F
El y ella
Los ojos negros
L’eco della tomba
Preché mio caro bene
Ecco di (gnido) il tempio
El arreglito (habanera)
El curro marinero
La paloma (a dúo)
Due to unexpected yet unavoidable circumstances affecting tenor Pancho Corujo, the performance scheduled for 12 February 2019 will take place on 19 February 2019 at 7.30pm instead.
PricesLast minute discount for Young Friend of the Arriaga: 70%
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