Joaquin Turina (1882‐1949) was born in Sevilla, Spain, where he received his first music lessons. Later he went to Madrid and subsequently settled in Paris, where he took composition lessons from Vincent d’Indy at his Schola Cantorum de Paris, while studying the piano with Moritz Moszkowski. Inevitably he came into contact with Debussy and Ravel, and his early compositions were clearly influenced by the Impressionists.
However he returned to his native Spain and developed his own style in which the rich folklore, folk music and atmosphere of Spain is predominant. Together with Albeniz, Granados and De Falla he established the Spanish Nationalist School.
This new recording presents Turina’s complete works for violin and piano, clearly showing the development of his compositional style. It is music of great imagination, colouring and instrumental brilliance, in which the sounds and perfumes of Spain are nearly palpable. · Beautiful, idiomatic performances by Spanish violinist Macarena Martínez, playing a 1690 Stradivarius, and pianist Juan Escalera.
Liner notes in English and Spanish.