The Recital at Thyssen Málaga features tenor Francisco Arbós, the pianist Cornelia Lenzin and the actor Alfonso García-Valenzuela for a singing and piano recital, ensuring a lyrically entertaining evening on Friday, June 17, at 9:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the museum.
The Recital at Thyssen Málaga program includes works by Schumann, Mähler, Liszt and Turina based on poems by Rückert, Petrarca, and Rodríguez Marín.
The tenor Francisco Arbós and the pianist Cornelia Lenzin will offer a singing and piano recital on Friday, June 17 at 9:00 p.m. at the Museo Thyssen Málaga. Accompanied by the actor Alfonso García-Valenzuela, who will recite the Spanish translations of the poems that will be sung, works by Schumann, Mähler, Liszt and Turina based on poems by Rückert, Petrarca, and Rodríguez Marín will be performed during the evening.
The spectacular show ‘Un canto a la poesía’ will fill the courtyard of the Villalón Palace with the melodies of works of great beauty and vocal and advanced piano difficulty, such as Gustav Mähler’s “Rückert Lieder” and Franz Liszt’s “Petrarch Sonnets”, that are rarely scheduled.
The recital will be completed with three musical treats by Robert Schumann and the impressive “Sonnets” by Joaquín Turina. From the hand of the actor Alfonso García-Valenzuela, attendees will listen to the translation of the poems that support the works just before each performance with the aim of facilitating their understanding.
The tickets to attend this lyrical recital are priced at 20 euros (reduced price of 15 euros for Friends of the Museum) and include an appetizer after the recital. This is courtesy of ESCA Catering, a Friendly Company of the Museum. Want to attend? The tickets are already on sale on the museum’s website: https://www.carmenthyssenmalaga.org/en/activity/un-canto-a-la-poesia
The performers for the recital at Thyssen Málaga
Francisco Arbós (Tenor): born in Madrid, although he has lived in Málaga since he was eleven years old, beginning his music studies in both cities. In the professional field, he has debuted the roles of Don José from the opera “Carmen” by Bizet and Canio from the opera “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo. He has recently performed Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez in Spain and Italy.
Cornelia Lenzin (Pianist): After studying in Basel, Bonn and Freiburg (Germany), this pianist from Basel focuses on chamber music and singing accompaniments, as well as continuing to collaborate as a performer in various orchestras. Since 2016 she has lived in Andalusia. Laureate in various competitions, she won, among others, the first prize at the “Concorso Internationale di Musica” in Citta’ di Tortona (Italy). She maintains regular collaborations with various musicians.
Alfonso García-Valenzuela (Actor): Born in Bilbao in 1944 and living in Marbella since 2000. In addition to being an actor, he was also a painter and lawyer. At the age of 65, he decided to dedicate himself fully to his hidden passion for acting and in a few months he will begin to perform in theaters in Marbella, Malaga, Mijas, alternating his performances with radio spots. He has participated in 10 short films, several television commercials in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, a RAI series… and more.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Three poem readings by F. Rückert
– Mein schöner Stern
– Aus den östlichen Rosen
Gustav Mähler (1860-1911)
Rückert Lieder (a selection)
– Liebst du um Schönheit
– Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
-Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Three sonnets of Petrarch
-Pace non trovo
– Benedetto sia ‘l giorno
– I’ vidi in terra angelici costumi
Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)
– ¡Vade retro!
– A unos ojos
Do let us know if you attend the recital at Thyssen Málaga and what you thought!
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