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Inglaterra: El pasar de las horas

Inglaterra: El Pasar de las Horas

In 1853, José Zorrilla arrives in London from Paris; Some speculate that this trip was made perhaps in order to flee from his wife, Matilde Florentina O'Reilly, and follow his mistress (Emilia Serrano ). In his autobiography, Zorrilla expresses, however, that the reason for this trip was to negotiate a credit, which sounds a bit less sordid and extravagant. His stay in England, which would last for almost a year, allows the poet to meet another notable Spaniard: José Rodríguez de Losada, the famous clockmaker who created the clock in La Puerta del Sol, was based by then in Regent Street. Rodriguez de Losada became a key figure during Zorrilla's London stay, since he helped him financially (it is said in Zorrilla's autobiography that he had very little money when making this trip).

The friendship that was established between Zorrilla and Rodríguez de Losada is the starting point of a captivating recital proposed by Alain Damas and Diego Rivera; Which is titled: Inglaterra. El pasar de las horas. English writers whose lines inspired Zorrilla, such as Shakespeare or Keats, merge with the music of the prolific composers Charles Villiers Stanford, Ivor Gurney, Frank Bridge, W. Denis Browne, Peter Warlock, Hubert Perry, Vaughan Williams, Thomas Frederick Dunhill and Roger Quilter. Fusion with which, Damas and Rivera, will tell us the passing of a day, making stops at certain times; Being the poetry of Zorrilla the tool to create the necessary atmosphere and to transport us to the London of century XIX.

This recital is the first of a cycle of concerts around the countries where Zorrilla lived: England, France, Mexico, and Italy; Which will take place in the House of Zorrilla in Valladolid during every Friday of August and on the occasion of the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of the author.

The concert will take place on August 4th, 21:30 hrs, at the Garden of Zorrilla's House, Valladolid. Entrance: 10 Euros.


Inglaterra: El pasar de las horas

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)

Vals N.1 Sib Mayor (6 Walzes)

La Belle Dame sans Merci (John Keats)

A soft day (Winifred Mary Letts)

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

I will go with my father the ploughing (Cathmhaoil)

Sleep (John Fletcher)

Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

Go not, happy day (Tennyson)

W. Denis Browne (1888-1915)

To Gratiana dancing and singing (Richard Lovelace)

Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Jillian of Berry (Anonymous)

Hubert Perry (1848-1918)

My heart is like a singing bird (Christina Rossetti)

Vaughan Williams (1872- 1958)

Quick dance N.3 (Suite of 6 short pieces)

Silent noon (Dante Gabriel Rosetti)

Linden Lea (W. Barnes)


My love's an arbutus ( Alfred Perceval Graves)

Tomas Frederick Dunhill (1877- 1946)

The Clothes of the heaven (William Butler Yeats)

Peter Warlock (1894- 1930)

Captain Stratton's Fancy (John Masefield)

Roger Quilter (1877-1953)

Come away, death (Shakespeare)

Love's philosophy (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Now sleeps de Crimson petal (Tennyson)

Alain Damas & Diego Rivera have the privilege to start a cycle of concerts around the countries where writer José Zorrilla lived, on the occasion of the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of the author.

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