Duke University, Durham (USA) June 2-6, 2014


Fundamentals of Spanish Keyboard Music - 16th to early 19th centuries

Instructors  :

  • Luisa Morales (FIMTE, Spain)
  • Robert Parkins (Duke University, USA)


Prerequisites : limited to 16 active participants
This course is intended to keyboardists in general : pianists, harpsichordists, clavichordists and organists of intermediate and advanced levels

Repertoire and topics 16th and 17th centuries (Robert Parkins)

Works by Antonio de Cabezón, Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Pablo Bruna, Juan Cabanilles, and others

1) Introduction to early Iberian keyboard repertoire, 16th c. composers, genres, notation
2) Early Iberian organs and other keyboard instruments
3) Performance practices : ornamentation, fingering, and rhythmic alteration, organ registration.
4) Exploring the repertoire in further depth (selected works)
5) Modern editions and other resources (bibliography

Repertoire and topics 18th and early 19th centuries (Luisa Morales)

Works by Domenico Scarlatti (especially recommended sonates K. 209, K. 380, K.376, K. 454, K. 491, plus Fandango), José de Nebra, Antonio Soler, Juan Moreno y Polo, José Ferrer, Josep Gallés and others.

1) Spanish 18th c. Repertoire : genres, styles, composers, editions.
2) Performance : articulation, phrasing, tempo, ornamentation, rhythm, technique, registration
3) Performance : traditional dances in Scarlatti’s sonatas
4) Keyboard instruments in Eighteenth century Spain
5) Sources of Eighteenth century Spanish Keyboard Music
6) The genesis of the nationalist piano school

Overview :

Participants will look at the fundamentals of Spanish keyboard music through lectures, class performances and discussion. This workshop is an immersion in Spanish keyboard music and playing through performance and study of the origins of the Spanish keyboard repertoire (16th to early 19th centuries), its links with traditional music and further influence into the Spanish nationalist piano school.

The Spanish nationalist piano school –mainly represented by Albéniz, Granados and Falla- is the result of a long period of fermentation, starting with Antonio de Cabezón’s sets of variations, followed by Scarlatti and Soler sonatas, and continuing to the first Spanish Romantic composers , including José Inzenga and Santiago de Masarnau. A continous line can be traced through the history of Spanish keyboard music along which traditional music and dance are the main inspiration.

Areas Covered :
Performance - Music History - History of keyboard instruments - MusicTheory - Listening - Musicianship - Choosing Repertoire

Application deadline
 : May 20, 2014


International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music
C/ Cervantes, 37
Garrucha 04630 Almería – SPAIN
Tel. 34-950132621
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