Tuesday 21May24

Martín García García

Bach and Brahms
1 Shows
21 May 19:30 h.
Music/Ciclo de Cámara
 Auditorio de Tenerife (Sala de Cámara)
 15 €

The Chamber Music Cycle of the Auditorio de Tenerife is offering a concert by the young Spanish pianist, Martín García, winner of third place at the 18th  edition of the International Chopin Piano Competition.

This recital features two of the greatest pieces in piano literature. Bach's Partita No. 6, the last of his harpsichord partitas, was written in 1731. While it follows the basic structure of Baroque dance suites, it also departs from the traditional framework. It incorporates seven movements, beginning with a Toccata divided into three parts, which includes an episode in a three-voice fugue in the middle. This monumental and innovative work represents the culmination of the series in terms of its immensity of proportions, harmonic depth, technical difficulty, and expressive character.

Continuing with the recital, another monumental piano work is played - Brahms' third sonata. This particular piece solidified Brahms' status as Beethoven's absolute heir during his third period, while still maintaining his own identity and originality. The piano writing is extremely dense, clearly reaffirming Brahms' unique character. Interestingly, Brahms began composing the second movement first, inspired by the verses of writer Otto Julius Inkermann, who wrote under the pseudonym C.O. Sternau.

As twilight falls and the moon shines,

two hearts embrace in love's bliss.

This long nocturne, with intense poetry, represents one of the most noble love scenes in German romantic music. The three sonatas show an affinity with the symphonic genre which amazed Schumann when he discovered it in 1853, during the process of composing them, and he wrote about it in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, stating that his sonatas were “disguised symphonies, where the piano transforms into an orchestra of voices, at times jubilant and at others mournful.”

The sonata, divided into five movements, displays the legacy of Bach and Beethoven (the other two legendary Bs of music history). The sonata genre was believed to have reached its peak until the young Brahms, at the age of twenty, managed to flawlessly merge the romantic, passionate, and free-spirited elements with the strictest formal classical architecture. In the finale of this series, the composer showcases his characteristic orchestral writing, unique arrangements that enhance the classical form, a plethora of counterpoint work, and an expansive freedom in development.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

Tempo di gavotta




Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Allegro maestoso
Andante espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro energico
Intermezzo. Andante molto
Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

Martin Garcia Garcia, born in Gijon in 1996, has established himself as one of the most renowned pianists internationally. In 2023, he gave roughly 80 performances across the globe, including his debuts in Korea, Mexico, and Brazil. Likewise, he has played in Japan, the United States, Canada, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Lithuania, Portugal and Luxembourg giving outstanding recitals and performing with prestigious orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Symphoniker, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Brasilia.

It is worth remembering that the Spanish artist also gave over 70 performances in America, Asia y Europe during 2022 with major milestones such as his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York and the successful tour around Japan with 25,000 spectators in his 14 performances. Martín García has obtained great global distinctions, such as first place at the ‘2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition’ or the third place in the '2021 International Chopin Piano Competition.

2022 marked an extraordinary turning point in his career with over 70 concerts around the world, performing in symbolic places in the world of music, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. In 2022 he also released his first album ‘Chopin and His Master’, produced by the artist and recorded in the hall that the Fazioli piano factory has in Sacile (Italy).

Access is only allowed to children over five years of age.

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