Joaquín Turina

9 December 1882, Sevilla - 14 January 1949, Madrid

During his entire career Joaquín Turina continued to compose music for piano. His large oeuvre for piano begins with the Piano Quintet Op.1 and ends with three piano solo pieces for the small cycle "Desde mi teraza" Op.104 (1947). In between he composed more than 80 works for piano solo, piano chamber music and many songs.

Enjoy the following PIANOVERSAL listenig tips!






 PIANOVERSAL listening tips: Joaquín Turina





There is a set of recordings with the complete works for piano solo by pianist Jordi Masó:

Rapsodia Sinfónica for piano & orchestra Op.66
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (conductor)
Recorded: 1983, Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England

Zapateado, Op.8, No.3

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Recorded: 1974, Kingsway Hall, London

Trío nº 2 Op. 76, para violín, violoncello y piano (1933)
Jon Kimura Parker, piano. Stephen Tavani, violín. Ronald Leonard, violonchelo.
1. Lento / Allegro molto moderato
2. Molto vivace
3. Lento / Andante mosso / Allegro vivo

Círculo Op. 91 - Fantasía para piano, violín y violonchelo (1936)
Trío Arbós: Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano; Cecilia Bercovich, violín; José Miguel Gómez, violonchelo

El poema de una sanluqueña - Fantasia per violino e pianoforte Op. 28 (1923-1924)
I. Ante el espejo
II. La canción del lunar
III. Alucinaciones
IV. El rosario en la iglesia
Roland Roberts, violino & Miyako Hashimoto, pianoforte

"Cantares" aus den "Poemas en forma de canciones" Op.19 (1917)
Teresa Berganza, mezzosoprano
Félix Lavilla, piano
recorded: 1975


The official website about Turina is highly recommended. There you will find a lot of in-depth background information (in Spanish):


Browse in the  PIANOVERSALRegister to find more details about Turina's piano music.


Joaquín Turina: composer of the week No. 11 / March 2018

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