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Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 67

'Turina: Chamber Music' (CDA67889)
Turina: Chamber Music
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Movement 1: Lento – Andante mosso
Movement 2: Vivo
Movement 3: Andante – Allegretto

Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 67
The opening passages of the Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 67, immediately announce an essential foundational element of Turina’s music. These melodic passages are constrained and mysterious, but distinctly Andalusian. They hearken to the ancient cante jondo, the serious ‘deep song’ of southern Spain, and become building blocks for the entire structure, appearing in the second and third movements as well, and thus giving the work a cyclical form. In another direct reference to folk music, passages of the second movement feature repeated chords in the piano and pizzicato in the strings which both allude to the guitar.

from notes by William C Krause © 2012

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Details for CDA67889 track 1
Lento – Andante mosso
Recording date
19 December 2010
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Turina: Chamber Music (CDA67889)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: April 2012
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