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Guridi, Jesús (1886-1961)  

Jesús Guridi

born: 25 September 1886
died: 7 April 1961
country: Spain

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Much of Jesús Guridi’s work pays tribute to his Basque heritage. He was born in Vitoria in the Alava province of north-eastern Spain, south west of San Sebastian. Like Turina he was a pupil of d’Indy at the Schola Cantorum, and went on to study organ and composition with Joseph Jongen in Brussels. Having returned to Bilbao, he made a name for himself as conductor, organist and composer. The Franco regime, however, suppressed works that related to Basque culture, which meant that operas such as Mirentxu (1910) and Amaya (1920), zarzuelas such as El caserío (1924) and his three Basque song cycles never became popular during his lifetime. That was not the fate of his Seis canciones castellanas, which were published in 1941 by Union Musical Española, the state publishing company, and have remained firmly in the repertoire since the day of their publication.

from notes by Richard Stokes © 2013

Albums
'Canciones españolas' (CDA67954)
Canciones españolas
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
¡Cómo quieres que adivine!  No 5 of Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
¡Sereno!  No 2 of Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
Allá arriba, en aquella montaña  No 1 of Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
Llámale con el pañuelo  No 3 of Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
Mañanita de San Juan  No 6 of Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
No quiero tus avellanas  No 4 of Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
Seis canciones castellanas (Guridi)
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