Angel Barrios



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Angel Barrios
Obras para Piano - Canciones


Esteban Sánchez
Fernando Turina
María José Montiel
Miguel Laiz


ANGEL BARRIOS

 

CD 1

OBRAS PARA PIANO / PIANO WORKS

1. VOLANDERO (Bulerías) 3'

2. ALCAICEUTA (Farruca) 2' 40"

3. EN LAS CUEVAS DEL DARRO 2'

4. GUAJIRAS 2' 50"

5. SUITE "LA SUERTE" 7' 05"

-Preludio

-Soleá

-Zapateado

6. SUITE "SEGUIDILLA GITANA" 6' 35"

-Seguidillas del velatorio

-Zacateque

-En la romeria del rocio

ESTEBAN SÁNCHEZ, piano.

 

7. ALBAYCINERA (Danza Andaluza) 3' 09"

8. ANGELITA (Tango) 3' 44"

9. JUANELE (Garrotín) 2' 19"

10.-LOS TELARES DEL ALBAYCIN 7' 07"

11.-LA RONDA 3' 04"

12.-LA DANZA DE LA CAUTIVA 3' 47"

13.-EL MADROÑO (Bolero Andaluz) 2' 01"

14: AMANECER EN GRANADA 7' 08"

DANZAS GITANAS

15. Zambra 3' 41"

16. Tango 2' 48"

MIGUEL LAIZ, piano.

 

CD 2

CANCIONES /SONGS:

"LA LOLA SE VA A LOS PUERTOS":

1. PRELUDIO 3' 17"

2. PETENERA 2' 46"

3. OJITOS DE TERCIOPELO 4' 35"

4. LA CANCION DE LA FRAGUA 4' 36"

5. LA NOVIA DEL AIRE 3' 03"

6. HECHIZO Y NOSTALGIA 3' 53"

 

"ABEN HUMEYA":

7. Danza arabe 2' 54"

8. Trova 2' 29"

9. villancico 1' 40"

10. CON PUÑALES DE CARIÑO 2' 43"

11. SIN ESTRELLA Y SIN CIELO 2' 08"

12.-ELISITA 2' 41"

13.-DICES TU (Chotis) 2' 54"

14.-NOCHE 4' 39"

15.-MAÑA DE LUZ Y FUEGO 3' 31"

16.-RECUERDA 2' 23"

MARIA JOSE MONTIEL, soprano.

FERNANDO TURINA, piano.

 


About

ANGEL BARRIOS (1882-1964)

The music of Angel Barrios Fernández, born in Granada, arrives late to the public, but it comes genteel and fresh. His indolence, sloth and independence made him free from the bonds of profesionalism, being himself a whole musician with great inspiration. Angel Barrios was born at the very heart of the Alhambra. It was in 1882, when some artist of the Generation of the `98 were born. A year later was born Picasso. Some months later, Falla, and the same year Stravinsky.

The guitar was long cultivated in his family. His father Antonio Barrios Tamayo, worshipped and cultivated the instrument in its popular side. He was a friend and a host to the great artists and musicians ranging from Albéniz, an assiduous resident, to Sravinsky, including the great Spanish painters of the day: Zuloaga, Regoyos, Rusiñol, Palmer, and writers as D'Ors, de la Serna, Perez de Ayala, Unamuno, and the almost daily attendance of Lorca, close friend to Angel (Angelito to him). Barrios' life is then marked by the presence of this group of people and friends.

Don Antonio, called El Polinario, was a follower of the guitar tradition in Granada, which started in the XIX century in the name of Francisco Rodríguez Murciano, Glinka's friend during the Russian-s sojourn in Granada between 1832 and 1835.

In that unusual Granada and musical tradition are rooted not only Angel Barrios' vocation but his inspiration. Above all, stands the great Albéniz, a continuous resident to the Alhambra and who played his improvisations in front of the child and young, so establishing a definite friendship despite the age difference. A born guitarist, Angel drinks from the inextinghisable fountain of Andalusia and Granada. His inspiration is so vast that Falla, his close friend says: If I had a tenth of the inspiration that God bestowed upon him, I would be one of the greatest in the history of music. Words that in Falla, so just and rigorous, have the weight of a law.

Barrios travelled early with his trio Iberia (guitar, lute and bandurria) performing for Edward VII of England and his court, but it is in Paris where his success is at its highest, near Albéniz, who lives his last years by the young man from Granada and his trio Iberia - Homage to the Cahiers-, whose transcription for guitar and trio they play. There, leaded by the painter Zuloaga, played at the studios of Rodin and Degas, the highest art figures of the time in France. Angel Barrios belonged to the group of intimate friends of Lorca, and the Tertulia del Rinconcillo, in Granada. Angelito, as he was called, illuminated the endless nights in the rooms of the Alhambra, the group's second home, as it had been to Albéniz. Angel Barrios represents the summit of the great guitar school in its popular purity without frivolous folkloric concessions.

In his years in Madrid, Barrios shares hostal with Lorca and with Juan Cristóbal, Manuel Angeles Ortiz, and Melchor Fernández Almagro, all from Granada. He suceedes in his colaborations and operas with Conrado del Campo, the Machado brothers and the tertulia at the Pombo Café, with Gómez de la Serna. But aboye all, Barrios is an individualistic musician. And individualism is, according to Falla, one of the first virues wich must be demanded from the artist. That is why these piano works, these songs, wich were created as an intimate repertoir of his genius and improvisation among his friends from Granada, are arriving late to us, but the freshness of the "Primeras Canciones", first songs, of his friend Lorca or the cubist portrait by his friend Manuel Angeles Ortiz, in the years of the cultural spring in Granada. His music is popular and ethernal. The scholar and master of masters Juan Alfonso García says about him that "his merit is to be a musician from the people and for the people, on a credited popular aristocracy". When he dies, nearly blind, on the 26 of November 1964, his late works are hardly in order. That's why the Autonomous Government of Andalusia in is meritable task of recovering the local values gives us now, with the vocal and piano works of the musician, one more chapter in recovering the story of our art, both Andalusian and universal.

Manuel Orozco.