Oct. 2009/ THE WATER RECITAL (New York)


On October 17th, 2009 pianist Sylvia Torán performed a series of selections inspired by water and nature and the influence they had on the works of Isaac Albéniz. Other works performed include pieces by Debussy, Liszt, Ravel, and Falla. This recital took place at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.

I have carefully chosen this beautiful program that combines some of Albéniz’ water-inspired pieces with those of other piano masters... They have all reached a peak in the interaction with Nature. Their ability to imitate Nature’s sounds is a gift which I hope you enjoy listening to as much as I have enjoyed preparing.
— Sylvia Torán


A Madrid native, Torán created The Water Recital as an homage to the works of Albéniz and a tribute to friend, mentor, and fellow pianist Alicia de Larrocha, who passed away in September of 2009. Albéniz, Alicia's favorite composer, was also one of the most influential musical figures of Spain. His most famous work is the suite for piano "Iberia." The work is comprised of four books of three pieces each and creates a musical journey through Spain and its folklore. It is one of the most technically difficult works in the repertoire for piano.

Sylvia Torán plays Evocación, from Albéniz's Suite Iberia
© Sylvia Torán - http://www.sylviatoran.com

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