Joaquin Turina, classical music composer

Joaquin Turina

Biography

Joaquin Turina (9 December 1882 – 14 January 1949) was a Spanish composer of classical music.

Turina was born in Seville but his origins were in northern Italy (between Verona, Brescia and Mantova). He studied in Seville as well as in Madrid. He lived in Paris from 1905 to 1914 where he took composition lessons from Vincent d'Indy at his Schola Cantorum, and studied the piano under Moritz Moszkowski. Like his fellow countryman and friend, Manuel de Falla, while there he got to know the impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.

In 1908, he married Obdulia Garzón, who was to bear him five children, dedicatee of the Danzas fantásticas he completed in 1919.

Along with de Falla, he returned to Madrid in 1914, working as a composer, teacher and critic. In 1931 he was made professor of composition at the Madrid Royal Conservatory. Among his notable pupils are Vicente Asencio and Celedonio Romero.

His works include the operas Margot (1914) and Jardín de Oriente (1923), the Danzas fantásticas (1920, versions for piano and orchestra), La oración del torero (written first for a lute quartet, then string quartet, then string orchestra), chamber music, piano works, guitar pieces and songs. Much of his work shows the influence of traditional Andalusian music.

Composer Title Date Action
Joaquin Turina Trio No. 1 Op. 35 01/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Fandanguillo 01/08/2009 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Trio No. 2 in b minor, Op. 76 02/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Rafaga op.53 02/23/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Scène Andalouse op.7 per viola, pianoforte e archi - I mov 03/27/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Scène Andalouse op.7 per viola, pianoforte e archi - II mov 03/27/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Dedicatoria, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Nunca olvida, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Cantares, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Los dos miedos, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Las locas por amor, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Sonata per violino e pianoforte Op 51 08/31/2012 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Sonata per violino e pianoforte N°2 Op 82 09/07/2012 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Sonata spagnola per violino e pianoforte 09/14/2012 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Las locas por amor 08/03/2013 Play