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Spanish Music

by Robert Bovington Think of Spanish music and one immediately conjures up images of guitar music and flamenco. However, there is much more to the music of Spain than the soulful chants of gipsies and the strumming of guitars. Like … Continue reading

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John Lennon in Almería

John Lennon wrote “Strawberry Fields Forever” in Almería. He got inspiration for the song in 1966, during the six weeks he spent filming “How I won the war”. He recorded the first demos of “Strawberry Fields Forever” at a large … Continue reading

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Albéniz – Echoes of Spain

Isaac Albéniz was born in Catalonia in 1860 and was a child prodigy. He started playing music, particularly the piano, from the age of four and, when only nine years old, ran away to Central America. He didn’t return to … Continue reading

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Tomás Luis de Victoria

My record collection includes Requiems composed by Mozart, Verdi, Fauré and Victoria. “Victoria!” those of you who are not into classical music might say, “Who’s that!” Of course, if you are anything like some of the ‘Big Brother’ contestants, you … Continue reading

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