Class Notes: Song and Dance in 'Asturias'

Class Notes: Song and Dance in "Asturias"Classical MPR

November 07, 2018

Spanish composer, pianist, and conductor Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) based his beloved work Asturias on a kind of Spanish dance known as flamenco, which involves intricate footwork, brightly colored costumes, and a wide range of emotion. Asturias also vividly demonstrates the ABA form, in which a work's opening and concluding melodic theme book-ends a distinctly different theme. This video introduces young students to the music through guitarist Milena Petkovic's masterful performance of it, and describes its underlying rhythm, inspiration, and structure.