María Dueñas: Deux impromptus, Op. 4: I. Espérance (Lalo)

Julian Onderdonk, Stone Bridge in Winter, Central Park (1900s), Painted between 1901 and 1909, Image Source: wikimedia
Listen to ‘Lalo: Deux impromptus, Op. 4: I. Espérance’:

“Sensational Spanish violinist María Dueñas is the latest winner of the Menuhin Competition, the world’s most prestigious prize for young violinists. Born in Granada and now based in Vienna, Dueñas is one of the most thoughtful and communicative musicians on the current classical scene. Her second e-single is out now: Espérance (“Hope”), the first of the Two Impromptus, Op. 4 by French composer Lalo, the 200th anniversary of whose birth is being celebrated this year.”

Deutsche Grammophon

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19 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, Goff. 🙂

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      1. Goff James says:

        Pleasure My Friend. Wonderful painting. Wonderful music. I have added them to my ever growing list of favourites. A Monday gift for you – Hope you enjoy reading.

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      2. Goff James says:

        Cheers. Stay Smiling.

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  1. sienablue says:

    Thank you, this painting is going in my master studies queue. I love the subtle colors in the snow.

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    1. Ooh, enlarge the image and glory in those nuanced colors and brush strokes! I am so pleased you like this, sienablue. 😎


  2. shoreacres says:

    There’s an interesting similarity between the color of the water and sky in the painting and the dress of the musician. Was that purposeful?

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    1. I can’t be happy unless the post is aesthetically pleasing on the page…lolol Yes, definitely purposeful. 🙂

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  3. You may be aware that Julian Onderdonk was from San Antonio. He’s especially well known as a painter of bluebonnets, the Texas state flower:

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    1. I have more posts scheduled from him. Those bluebonnet paintings are extraordinary! Thanks for the link, Steve. 😎


  4. Maria Duenas is a talent. And I love the way your pairings echo each other in mood and style. Such a great blog!

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    1. I appreciate your kind comment, Kelly. Thanks for visiting! 🙂


    1. I am so pleased you enjoy this, Anna. Thanks for visiting! 🙂


  5. Oh! I love this! Just beautiful! Both were. ❤

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoy these, Sheila. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂❤️


  6. rothpoetry says:

    I really like this snowy bridge!

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