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AMPARO ITURBI

Amparo Iturbi, younger sister of José Iturbi, was born in Valencia on 2nd March, 1899. Her brother José was her teacher. At the age of fifteen she gave her début concert in Barcelona. Granados, who attended the concert, was very impressed and predicted a bright future for her career, praising her musicality and virtuosity. In 1925 she gave her first important concert outside of Spain—in Paris, at the Salle Gavaut. Soon after followed duo-piano recitals with her brother not only in France but also in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and England. On 2 May 1937, she was first heard in America in a performance of the Haydn music, as well as new compositions by Shostakovich and her brother José. She recorded many works for two pianos with José Iturbi, and also several, much praised albums of solo works, including a complete recording of Granados’ Goyescas. She died in Beverly Hills, California, on 21 April 1969 of a brain tumour. She is heard in one of her more rare recordings from 1949 of Manuel Infante’s Guadalquivir (Track 16). Concerto in D major over the Columbia Broadcasting System. Her American concert début took place on 24th May at Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Michigan. Her programme included music by Soler, Schumann, Debussy, Fauré, Liszt, Albéniz, Granados and Falla. Her concert repertoire was enormous, from Bach, Haydn, Mozart, to romantic concertos by Grieg, Chopin and Schumann, to contemporary Spanish and French music, as well as new compositions by Shostakovich and her brother José. She recorded many works for two pianos with José Iturbi, and also several, much praised albums of solo works, including a complete recording of Granados’ Goyescas. She died in Beverly Hills, California, on 21st April 1969 of a brain tumour. She is heard in one of her more rare recordings from 1949 of Manuel Infante’s Guadalquivir.


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