Amanecer en Granada

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Amanecer en Granada

Amanecer en Granada translates the magic instant of the Alhambra’s awakening into popular melodies. That moment when Ángel Barrios, with his guitar under his arm, left the home of Antonio Barrios, painter, flamenco tocaor and cantaor in the heart of the Alhambra.  Amanecer en Granada is also the title of the work which culminates this journey by the Cuenca duo, inviting listeners to delight in the sonorities of popular musics interwoven by guitar and piano, Ángel Barrios’ two instruments. This duo, just as the Iberia trio did before it, makes Spanish music known in other countries (France, Italy, Japan …) to the great admiration of public and of composers, some of whose scores making up this recording have been dedicated to them. Both the performers and creators of the works share a fascination with popular music, the raw material of this journey in sound.

Cezanne (L.Bigazzi & M.Colonna)

José Manuel and Francisco Cuenca Morales form an exceptional Piano and Guitar duo which critics consider “unique in the way it fuses the two instruments in one”. Born in Puente Genil (Córdoba-Spain), José Manuel completed Piano and Clarinet studies at Córdoba Senior Conservatory, winning the Extraordinary Graduation Prize in both, while Francisco began Guitar studies with his father Francisco Cuenca Domínguez, continuing at the Córdoba Conservatory and graduating with the Honours Prize. He has won many international prizes, also appearing as outstanding soloist with major orchestras such as Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the “Reina Sofía” Chamber Orchestra, Odessa Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), Vivaldi Concertante Orchestra in London, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra (USA), Caracas Symphonic (Venezuela) ... As a duo, they have pursued a wide-ranging artistic career in Spain, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Cuba, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France, Andorra, United States, Venezuela, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Ukraine, Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Lebanon, Syria, Portugal, Switzerland, Philippines and Japan, performing at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Auditorium and Teatro Real in Madrid, Hacettpe Auditorium in Ankara (Turkey), the Southbank Centres’ Purcell Room in London (United Kingdom), the Auditorium of the Andrés Segovia Home Museum at its inauguration, Palau de la Música (Valencia), Palace of the Guitar (Japan), etc. The ensemble has made numerous recordings, including those at the Palace of the Guitar in Japan and the Fazioli Gallery in Paris. The Cuenca Duo won the Linares Municipal Authority 2001 Culture Prize for its career in the promotion of culture. Similarly, the “Linares Información” Seminar awarded them the 2004 Prize for “Linarenses without borders”. In 2005, they were appointed Honorary Lecturers in the Huarte San Juan Institute in Linares. Puente Genil Municipal Authority made them Favourite Sons and awarded them the city’s gold medal in 2009. In 2010, they received the Andrés Segovia medal from the Foundation which bears the name of the renowned guitarist from Linares. Francisco is currently Director of the “Andrés Segovia” Professional Conservatory in Linares and José Manuel of the “María de Molina” Professional Conservatory in Úbeda.

13,95 €

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