Hei asked in 娛樂及音樂音樂古典樂 · 9 years ago

***Sarasate spanish dances

What is special about the Spanish dances written by Sarasate?

What is the general style of the pieces?

Can anyone pls give a short description of Malaguena and Romanza Andaluza? (Spanish dances I and III, op.21,22)


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    Composer: Pablo de Sarasate

    Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo saɾaˈsate]; 10 March 1844 – 20 September 1908) was a Navarrese Spanish violinist and composer of the Romantic period.

    Malagueña y Habanera, Op.21Responding to the same call from the publishing firm of N. Simrock that resulted in Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dances and Antonín Dvorák's Slavonic Dances, Pablo de Sarasate composed four books of Spanish Dances between 1878 and 1882—concertized ethnic truffles were all the rage at the time, and made good money for all parties involved. The first book, Op. 21, contains, as do each of the other three, two individual pieces for violin and piano: in this case a Malagueña and a Habañera. Like most of Sarasate's short pieces, these are salon music at its most suave and disarming, filled in equal parts with ravishing Spanish melody and intricate virtuoso elaboration.

    The Malagueña (which is a subspecies of fandango) of Op. 21 is an instrumental song in three parts: ABA. The deep, relaxed melody that opens the A section is shoved aside by a foot stomping passage, un poco meno lento, in which the pianist is offered an inimitably folkish tune while the violinist shoots off with some elaborate pizzicati. The central portion is like a miniature theme and variations (or, more properly, variation—there is just one elaboration of the new thought).

    The habañera is a nineteenth-century dance form not actually native to Spain, but rather imported from Cuba (the name derives from Havana). The Habanera in Op. 21 makes flexible use of the habañera ostinato, moving at will between raw drama, coy affectation, and flashy technical exercise.

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    2011-09-24 11:51:13 補充:

    Romanza andaluza y jota navarra, Op.22

    The third and fourth of Spanish violinist-composer Pablo de Sarasate's eight Spanish Dances for violin and piano—a group of pieces commissioned by the publishing firm of N.

    2011-09-24 11:52:41 補充:

    Simrock for inclusion in the ethnic dance series launched by Brahms' Hungarian Dances and continued with Dvorák's Slavonic Dances—are entitled Romanza andaluza and Jota navarra, and were published together as Op. 22 in 1879;

    2011-09-24 11:53:38 補充:

    Sarasate dedicated them to the famous Bohemian violinist Wilma Neruda, who, after marrying the Swedish composer Frederick Norman, took the stage name Norman-Neruda. The two dances are true complements to one another.

    2011-09-24 11:54:51 補充:

    The Romanza andaluza is a generally relaxed, warm-souled rhapsody in several sections and with many stylishly folk-like (but not in fact Andalusian) melodies and a few brief outbursts of virtuoso display,

    2011-09-24 11:55:36 補充:

    while the Jota navarra is a fleet-footed, Navarrese take on the energetic jota dance originally native to Aragón.

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