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FIMTE 2014 - Mojácar, Almería. August 2-10


Junio 2-6, 2014

Duke University, Durham (USA)

Fundamentals of Spanish keyboard music


Luisa Morales, clave y pianoforte (FIMTE, España)

Robert Parkins, órgano (Duke University, USA)


Agosto 2-7, 2014

FIMTE, Almería (España)

-Parador de Mojácar, Almería, 2-7 de Agosto


Luisa Morales, clave (FIMTE, Almería);

Albert  Attenelle, piano (Escola de Música de Barcelona);

Cristóbal Salvador, danza y castañuelas (FEAF, Madrid)

Septiembre, 2014

University of Melbourne (Australia)

Masterclass de Luisa Morales.

Más información disponible en breves

Octubre, 2014

National University of Colombia, Bogotá

Este curso tendrá lugar en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en Bogotá y estará dedicado a la Interpretación de Música  Española para Teclado

Profesora Luisa Morales (FIMTE, España)

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DUKE UNIVERSITY, June 2-6 2014
Fundamentals of Spanish Keyboard Music - 16th to early 19th centuries


DUKE UNIVERSITY, Biddle Music Building on East Campus 

Instructors: Luisa Morales (FIMTE, Spain) - Robert Parkins (Duke University, USA)



Prerequisites: limited to 16 active participants

This course is intended to keyboardists in general: pianists, harpsichordists, clavichordists and organists of intermediate and advanced levels






















Repertoire and topics 16th-17th centuries (Instructor: Robert Parkins)

Works by Antonio de Cabezón, Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Pablo Bruna, Juan Cabanilles, and others


1) Introduction to early Iberian keyboard repertoire, 16th c. composers, genres, notation


2) Early Iberian organs and & other keyboard instruments


3) Performance practices: ornamentation, fingering, and rhythmicalteration. Organ registration and adaptation to modern instruments.


4) Exploring the repertoire in further depth (selected works)


5) Modern editions and other resources (bibliography


Repertoire and topics 18th and Early 19th centuries (Instructor: Luisa Morales)

Works by Domenico Scarlatti (specially recommended sonates K. 209, K. 380, K.376, K. 454, K. 491 and Fandango), José de Nebra, Antonio Soler, Juan Moreno y Polo, José Ferrer, Josep Gallés and others.

1) Spanish 18th c. Repertoire: genres, styles, composers, editions.

2) Performance:  articulation, phrasing, tempo, ornamentation, rhythm, technique, registration

3) Performance: traditional dances in Scarlatti’s sonatas

4) Keyboard instruments in Eighteenth century Spain

5) Sources of Eighteenth century Spanish Keyboard Music

6) The genesis of the nationalist piano school


Participants are asked to select in advance whatever keyboard music they wish to play, to be working on, or to start work on during the workshop (a minimum of 6 pieces is strongly recommended). 


Place and Instruments: Biddle Music Building on East Campus  Duke University.

The following instruments will be available:

Harpsichords: Kingston Franco-Flemish double: FF-f3; Dowd French double (after Blanchet): FF-f3; Dowd German double (after Mietke): FF-d3; Martin “French” single: GG-e3; Edskes Italian single (after Buoni): AA-d3; Hubbard kit French double (after Blanchet): FF-f3


Organs: Fisk II/14: CC-g3; Flentrop II/9: CC-g3; Fisk II/9: CC-g3; Brombaugh II/3: CC-g3; Flentrop II/15: CC-g3

Chapel Organs: Flentrop IV/66: CC-g3 ; Brombaugh II/20 (1/4-comma meantone): C/E-c3 ; Flentrop positive I/4: CC-f3


Other Keyboard Instruments: Keith Hill clavichord (triple-fretted): C/E-c3; Bruce Shull Bible regal: C/E-c3; Robert Smith fortepiano (late 18th-c. Viennese style): FF-g3



Participants will look at the fundamentals of Spanish keyboard music through lectures, class performances and discussion. This workshop is an immersion in Spanish keyboard music and playing through performance and study of the origins of the Spanish keyboard repertoire (16th to early 19th centuries), its links with traditional music and further influence into the Spanish nationalist piano school.


The Spanish nationalist piano school –mainly represented by Albéniz, Granados and Falla- is the result of a long period of fermentation, starting with Antonio de Cabezón’s sets of variations, followed by Scarlatti and Soler sonatas, and continuing to the first Spanish Romantic composers , including José Inzenga and Santiago de Masarnau. A continous line can be traced through the history of Spanish keyboard music along which traditional music and dance are the main inspiration.


Areas Covered:

Performance-History of Music-History of keyboard instruments-Theory-Listening
Choosing Repertoire-Musicianship

General Daily Schedule (June 2-6)

9:00-11:30 AM: Fundamentals of Spanish Keyboard Music: 18th and Early 19th Centuries (Instructor: Luisa Morales)

11:30 AM to 1 PM: Lunch

1:00-3:30 PM (short break at 2:15): Fundamentals of Spanish Keyboard Music: 16th and 17th Centuries (Instructor: Robert Parkins)

3:30-4:00: Afternoon break

4:00-6:00: Private Lessons (One hour lesson per student with one of the instructors)



Monday June 2, Nelson Music Room - 8 P.M.: Luisa Morales, harpsichord

Wednesday June 4, Chapel - 8 P.M.: Robert Parkins, organ



Workshop Fee: 500$USA Active participants; 250$USA Listeners

Application deadline: May 1st

For information or questions on the workshop, their contents and activities, please contact Professor Luisa Morales



Near Biddle Music Building on East Campus (walking distance):


-Hilton Garden Inn: Durham/University Medical Center (recommended hotel: conference rate of $99 available until May 1) 2102 West Main Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27705 [0.6 mi / shuttle] 919-286-0774

-The Kings Daughters Inn (from $190) 204 North Buchanan Blvd, 27701 Durham [0.5 mi] 919-354-7000


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