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Topic: the nights of the Garden of Spanish  (Read 1676 times)

Offline onemanband

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the nights of the Garden of Spanish
on: November 23, 2003, 12:00:03 AM
'The nights of the Garden of Spanish ' is composed by the spanish composer Manuel de Falla.  I thought it would be a piano concerto at first , but when I checked some material about his aticle, I found many musicologists refered it as "nothing  particularly symphonic about the writing nor a piano concerto"

So what is the exact  genre  of this piece and what is it different from regular piano concerto?

P.S  . I find it a little bit like Rahamaninoff's 2 ... anything agree with it?

Offline Noah

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Re: the nights of the Garden of Spanish
Reply #1 on: November 23, 2003, 01:44:46 AM
I'm currently working on the piece. It's called 'Noches en los Jardines de España' which means 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain'.
In my score, it's undertitled 'Symphonic impressions for piano and orchestra'
I agree some of it sounds like Rachmaninov, and also like Debussy... I find it harder than it sounds (all these glissandi !)
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Offline rachfan

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Re: the nights of the Garden of Spanish
Reply #2 on: November 26, 2003, 01:42:00 AM
Technically, "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" is not a concerto per se where the piano part is displayed and featured.  It is also not a piano concertante, however, where the orchestra and piano often trade roles as principal and subordinate.  A far better example of that form would be D'Indy's "Symphony on a French Mountain Aire".  Rather, it is a very long, interesting, and beautiful piano obbligato that blends with the orchestra, but is an essential part for the overall success of the work.  
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