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A protege of Alicia de Larrocha, pianist Mac McClure performs an all Spanish program at PYPA

- a very special afternoon of not to be missed!


Afternoon of Spanish Music

Antonio Soler (1729 –1783)

Sonata g minor R. No. 87

Sonata D major R No. 84

Sonata g minor R No. 42

Frederic Mompou (1883-1987)

El pont (The bridge)

Les amigues entren al camp (Friends entering the field)

Preludes I, IX

Song and dance VI

Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)

Elegia a Ravel

Si a Mompou*

Sonatina pour Yvette

Vivo e spiritoso

Moderato Molto



Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Pavana Caprichosa Op. 12

Granada from Suite española Op. 47

El Albaicín from Iberia vol. 3

Moises Bertran (1967)

Five short piano pieces






Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

La maja y el ruiseñor

El pelele

Mac McClure piano

“Si” in Spanish means “yes” but also makes reference to the note B natural, this piece is a musical joke and tribute to Mompou

About Mac McClure

Dr. Mac McClure is internationally recognized for his profound and in depth knowledge of Spanish music. In the words of Xavier Montsalvatge “ Mac knows my music just as well if not better than me, and is an excellent performer of Falla, Mompou, and Granados and is one of the most outstanding protégés of the Marshall Academy. “ He has recorded forty compact disc of Catalan and Spanish repertory. Among these recordings, the world premier recording of the songs by Albeniz, the first recording for the complete version of the Granados quintet, as well as the complete songs and three discs of piano music by Frederic Mompou. All recordings are available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon ectera.

He studied at the Marshall academy in Barcelona with Carlota Garriga, and for nine years studied with Alicia de Larrocha. He has studied and worked in detail directly with the following composers, learning and performing their music: Xavier Montsalvatge, Joaquin Nin-Cumell, Carlos Surinach, Ricardo Llorca, Miquel Ortega, Carlota Garriga, Xavier Turull, Moises Bertran, Alberto Garcia Demestres, Miquel Ortega, Luis Carlos Figueroa and Jaime Leon.

He studied in depth the French vocal repertoire with Dalton Baldwin (1997-2003) performing practically the complete vocal works of Debussy, Poulenc and Faure.

He has edited and published numerous scores for the publishing firm Bolieau Music in Barcelona; (Albeniz, Granados, Cassado and Gerhard).

He is Associate Professor and director of the graduate keyboard studies program at the National University in Bogotá Colombia.

More information can be found at www.macmcclure.com

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