Lost in Plain Sight - Versteckt vor aller Augen

Engelbert Humperdinck Saal

Mittwoch, 21. September 2022 - 19:30

Lost in Plain Sight - Versteckt vor aller Augen

Prof. Dr. H. Rosi Song, Vortrag
Rachelle Hunt, Violine
Katie Tertell, Cello
Nami Ejiri, Klavier

Lost in Plain Sight: Gaspar Cassadó’s Iberian Legacy

A recital on the work of Spanish Catalan cellist and composer Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966). Regarded as one of the top cellists of the 20th century whose work continues to be played worldwide, his name and history remain mostly forgotten in Spain and abroad. An early advocate for the modern cello, he played an active role in trying to expand the repertoire for cellists, composing and collaborating with composers of his time like Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-75) who dedicated a concerto to him.  Today, his name remains connected to that of his world-famous teacher, Pablo Casals (1876-1973), and fraught by the complicated legacy of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Cassadó’s significance in cello performance and composition deserve a new look as his works reflect important musical trends in pre-war Europe regarding the concept of a regional or national sound.
As part of a research project to recover his legacy while examining of what could be identified or understood as a “Spanish sound” in 20th century classical music, this recital presents a combination of lecture and performance, where the audience is invited to learn about the life and work of Cassadó in conversation with the work of other composers.
This free event, part of an international cultural project, is made possible by a Research Impact grant from Durham University.


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Sonate für Cello und Klavier, d moll (1915)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Pièce en forme de Habanera
Sonate No. 2 pour violon et piano (1923-27)

Ricard Vinyes (1885-1943)
4 Hommages pour le piano: No. 1 Menuet Spectral (À la memorie de Maurice Ravel) (1924)

Enric Granados (1867-1916), arr. Gaspar Cassadó
Intermezzo aus der Oper “Goyescas”  für Cello und Klavier(1915)

Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966)
Dance du Diable Vert (1926)
Sérénade (1925)
Requiebros (1932)
Klaviertrio C-Dur (1926-29)