Born in Madrid in , Moreno Torroba was a major figure in Spanish music of the last century, flourishing in spite of the political and social upheavals that surrounded him. The Puertas de Madrid and the Suite Castellana translate the people and landscapes of Spain into evocative tone-poems, but there is a great deal of no less attractive, typically Spanish writing in apparently abstract works such as the collection of Eight Preludes. Like his long-lived contemporary Joaquin Rodrigo, Moreno-Torroba builds a bridge between landscape and soundscape. The Sonatina is a modern classic of the guitar repertoire, but many pieces on this comprehensive collection are hardly known and currently unavailable in the record catalogues such as the four Rafagas on CD2, composed for guitar quartet. The Italian guitarist Angelo Colone has won particular acclaim for his performances and recordings of music by his countrymen such as Gilardino and Petrassi, but he is also an accomplished advocate for the works of Spanish and Latin American composers. Having recorded this unique collection between and , he also contributes a booklet essay full of personal insight into the world of Moreno Torroba.
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Moreno-Torroba: Complete Music for Solo Guitar & Guitar Quartets
The long career of Federico Moreno Torroba embodies the latest flowering of the zarzuela. Born in Madrid the son of a well-known organist and pupil of the ubiquitous father-figure of musical nationalism Felipe Pedrell, Torroba divided his talents between composing, conducting and impresario work, writing a great deal of symphonic and instrumental music. He was prolific as an opera and ballet composer before turning to the zarzuela with La mesonera de Tordesillas For Torroba, this authenticity came from the power of a tried and tested tradition, the "popular nationalism" of Spanish folk music, a natural process which informs his own musical world as much, for example, as it does that of one-time collaborator Rodrigo and the famous "Concierto de Aranjuez".
Proyectos Colaborativos CSDMA y CIEM Moreno Torroba
Federico Moreno Torroba