Joaquín Turina, born in Seville, Andalusia, is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant and charismatic of twentieth-century Spanish composers. His prolific output covers a wide canvas of orchestral music, chamber works, songs and instrumental compositions, including many superb piano pieces and a number of evocative guitar solos. This introduction to his rôle as a major Iberian composer charts Turina’s development from child prodigy to international fame, at the same time offering a broad representative selection of his most memorable music. Audio samples are contained in the text: just tap to listen while you read.
About the Author
A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London, Graham Wade was formerly Head of Strings at Leeds College of Music. Internationally acknowledged as one of the foremost writers on the classical guitar, his publications include biographical studies as well as works on guitar history. A contributor to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, he was awarded the Schott Gold Medal in 2002 for his research into the music of Joaquín Rodrigo. He has been guest lecturer at universities, colleges and summer schools worldwide and an examiner at leading British conservatoires.