Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer In Song

Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, London, United Kingdom

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836–1870) is widely considered the quintessential Spanish Romantic author. His poetry was crucial in the establishment of the Spanish Lied, and its impact on Spanish music has been far-reaching. Song settings of Bécquer’s ‘Rimas’ span over a century and feature breath-taking variety, offering unique insights into the evolution of Spanish art song.

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