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TURINA, J.: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (Masó) - Cuentos de Espana / Recuerdos de la antigua Espana / Siluetas

Composer(s):Turina, Joaquin
Artist(s) Maso, Jordi, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570370
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps

Jordi Masó’s acclaimed series of Joaquin Turina’s Piano Music continues with the evocative Spanish Tales, Souvenirs of Old Spain and Silhouettes, consolidating the young pianist’s reputation as a leading interpreter of this distinctively Iberian repertoire. “Jordi Masó is one of Spain’s leading pianists.” (MusicWeb on Vol 1, 8.557150), “Masó, as always, is excellent” (Scherzo on Vol 2, 8.557438), “You can't go wrong with Masó…he is very sympathetic” (Fanfare on Vol 3, 8.557684), “He can make a melody sing” (MusicWeb on Vol 4, 8.570026).


Perfect Turina
Review By BP153653,March 2014

As a guitar player I made my first contact with Joaquin Turina several years ago with "Fandanguillo". Later I studied other works such as "Homenaje a Tarrega" and "Rafaga" among others. These last pieces made me realize that I was before a great composer, and I had the unvaluable chance to know Jordi Maso's records.

Turina's chamber or piano compositions are along with Manuel de Falla's best Spanish music of the 20th Century. And all of Jordi Maso's performances, of course this 5th Volume included, are the best of Turina's music which I ever heard.

Review By David Denton, Naxos,March 2009

Jordi Maso’s traversal of the piano works of Joaquin Turina has reached the fifth volume, and relates his mature years following his return to his native country having worked in Paris as pianist and composer. It was his second attempt to gain recognition in Spain, the first ending in failure and precipitating his departure for France. He was by nature a shy person who was more attuned to the genre of piano music than working on the large-scale canvas of orchestral works. The present disc opens with seven portraits of his native country, delicately shaded with the influence of Debussy ever present, particularly in the playful finale, Jeux des vagues. Ten years later, in 1928, he returned to the theme with a second set, this time focused on his



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