Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

27 February 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

MEDITERRANEAN SONGS Presented by Liszt Academy

Theodora Raftis

Obradors: Chiquitita la novia
Obradors: Con amores la mi madre
Rodrigo: Esta niña se ileva la flor
Rodrigo: Estribillo
Rodrigo: En los trigales
Rodrigo: Coplas del pastor enamorado
Rodrigo: 4 madrigales amatorios – 3. ¿De dónde venís, amore?, 4. De los álamos vengo, madre
Torroba: La peterna
de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from the Three-Corner Hat
Delibes: Les filles de Cadix
Gounod: La siesta
Debussy: Chanson espagnole
Obradors: El vito


Seiber: Four French Folk Songs – 2. J’ai descend, 4. Marguerite, elle est malade
Granados: Twelve Spanish Dances – 2. Orientale
Spathis: To Layarni (The Black Lamb)
Samara: Tis kopellas to nero (The Girl’s water)
Spathis: Den m’agapas (You Don’t Love Me)
Skalkottas: Lafina (The Deer)
Ravel: Five Greek Folk Songs – 1. Chanson de la mariée, 2. Là-bas, vers l'église, 3. Quel galant m'est comparable, 4. Chanson des ceuilleuses de lentisques, 5.Tout gai!

Theodora Raftis (soprano)
Featuring: Estefanía Avilés (soprano), Mennan Bërveniku (piano), Mira Farkas (harp), Miklós Környei (guitar)

Spanish coloratura is a common stylistic element of 19-20th century European composed music. One only has to think of the astonishing popularity of Bizet’s Carmen! However, the works of authentic Spanish composers are far less known in Hungary than those of primarily French composers using Hispanic coloratura as an exotic element. The song recital at the Liszt Academy on 27 February offers something really exciting in both areas. The core of the programme is made up of songs by famed and lesser known Spanish composers or those working in Spain: the Catalan Ferran Jaumeandreu Obradors, popular primarily for his vocal compositions, Joaquín Rodrigo, renowned for his guitar compositions, not to mention Manuel de Falla, rated the greatest Spaniard. Besides these figures, the Spanish trend of the French is represented by Delibes, Gounod and Debussy; they are joined by Mátyás Seiber’s French-inspired songs and Greek-like compositions. Theodora Raftis and Estefanía Avilés guarantee a genuine Mediterranean feel and authentic performance style.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 500