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TURINA, Joaquin
b Seville, 9 December 1882
d Madrid, 14 January 1949, aged sixty-six

He made his debut as a pianist in 1897. He went to Madrid, where he befriended Falla, and studied at the Madrid Conservatory. He moved to Paris in 1905. Though influenced by d'Indy and Debussy, he was advised by Albeniz to look for material in Spanish folk music. He graduated from the Scola Cantorum in Paris in 1913, and became choirmaster of the Teatro Real in Madrid until its closure in 1925. He was professor of composition at Madrid Conservatory in 1930. Though persecuted by republicans during the Civil War he found favour again afterwards and was awarded the Spanish Grand Cross. He was for a number of years the music critic for a newspaper.

1907 (25)

Piano Quintet

1911 (29)

Quartet

1912 (30)

La Procesion del Rocio, symphonic poem

1914 (32)

Margot, lyric comedy

1915 (33)

Evangelio, symphonic poem

1916 (34)

Navidad, incidental music

1917 (35)

La Adultera penitente, incidental music

1918 (36)

Poema en forma de canciones, for voice and piano

1920 (38)

Sinfonia Sevillana

Danzas fantasticas

1921 (39)

Canto a Sevillana, song cycle

1923 (41)

Jardin de Oriente, opera

1926 (44)

La oracion del torero, for string quartet

Piano Trio

1928 (46)

Ritmos, choreographic fantasy

1929 (47)

Triptico, songs

1931 (49)

Rapsodia sinfonica, for piano and strings

Piano Quartet

1933 (51)

Piano Trio

1935 (53)

Serenade for quartet

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