New York, NY — Mannes College and Curtis Institute faculty member Eric Wen has thoughtfully compiled The Spanish Album (BF74 - $39.99) for violin and piano, representing classical musicís resurgence in Spain in the mid-nineteenth century. The nationalistic emphasis of the Romantic era provided fertile ground for the use of the unique sounds of the Iberian Peninsula. In the realm of violin music, Pablo de Sarasateís compositions revealed Romantic Spain to much of the world, serving as inspirations for many other composersí violin works in the same vein. In addition, Wenís foreword provides a lively and informative background for the pieces and composers in this book. Includes Camille Saint-SaŽnsí Havanaise en mi majeur, Pablo de Sarasateís MalagueŮa, Josť Avilesí La Media noche, and 14 others.
Eric Wen was appointed the Edward Aldwell Professor of the Techniques of Music at Mannes College in 2008. He also teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he served as Chair of the Musical Studies Department for seven years. He has taught at Goldsmith’s and King’s Colleges at the University of London, the Guildhall School, and Royal Academy of Music in London. A specialist in Schenkerian analysis, he has published in journals including The Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, Music Theory Online, and Theory and Practice, as well as in essay collections, and has read papers on Schenkerian topics at a number of universities and conferences, including at all four International Schenker Symposiums from 1985-2006. He was the editor of Strad magazine and The Musical Times, and is principal editor of violin music for Carl Fischer Music. As an independent record producer for many years, he has worked with artists including Gil Shaham, Oscar Shumsky, Arnold Steinhardt, Maxim Vengerov, and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as the Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets.
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