During her childhood and youth, Alicia de Larrocha composed a series of small works mostly for piano and also for voice and piano with lyrics of Spanish poets. She always considered them a "sin of youth" and therefore were never published.
Now, the Editorial Boileau from Barcelona is collecting all these works for editing in the near future.
A WORLD PREMIERE: Works by ALICIA DE LARROCHA (3 songs) at the first concert of the Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music to be held in Garrucha (Almería) on Friday October 7, 2011. Mac McClure (piano), Marta Matheu (soprano)
Latest conferences on Alicia de Larrocha by Miguel Lerin Vilardell:
- Oviedo - Spain- ( February 7, 2011)
Piano Days "Luis G. Iberni. "
Prince Felipe Auditorium, at 8:00 p.m.
"THE UNKNOWN Alicia de Larrocha"
- Valencia - Spain- (March 1, 2011)
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, at 7:30 p.m."Alicia de Larrocha: LIFE AND WORK"
Eleven years after Alicia de Larrocha participated on the inaguration of the Symphonic Hall of the Barcelona Auditorium, Hall 4, named after her, was officially opened, on December 16th, 2010. The new infrastructure is in an adjoining building that serves as headquarters to the OBC (Barcelona Orchestra), the ESMUC (Catalunya's Superior School of Music) and the Músic Museum, It is a Hall that is complemented with a new multipurpose space and a terrace. It has more than 200 square meters, contains 600 mobile panels driven by 60 motors that turn the sound and the stands are retractable, so the space can be modified according to the specific needs of users. It can be used as a stage for performances in public and as rehearsal hall, for, among others, the Municipal Band. The creation of this new hall was in response to the increasing need of space for activities detected by the Auditorium, which welcomes almost 1.000 public events a year, without taking into account the previous rehersals of its in-house groups, not only OBC, but also BCN 216 and the Arab Orchestra of Barcelona.
The Newton Classics label has reissued on CD with "The Three-Cornered Hat ", "El amor brujo", "Fantasía Bética" and "Four Spanish Pieces"by Manuel de Falla, recorded by Alicia de Larrocha in 1973.
The Helicon Classics label has released a set with 12 CDs of live concerts of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. The CD # 2 contains:
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op.18
Alicia de Larrocha (Piano), Zubin Mehta (conductor), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Live recording from the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv in January 1987. For more information:
EMI Classics has reissued the recordings of Spanish composers by Alicia de Larrocha, recorded for the label Hispavox during the 50s and 60s.Also includes live concert that featured Alicia de Larrocha and Victoria de los Angeles at Hunter College in New York in 1971. The set contains 8 CDs
Decca / Universal has released a box with two CDs of MOZART’s concertos for piano and orchestra: nº. 24, 25, 26 and 27 played by the pianist Alicia de Larrocha with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Philharmonic Orchestra of London under the direction of Sir George Solti.
Concerts 24 & 26, recorded in 1985, have been released for the firs time.
Concerts n º 25 & 27, recorded in 1977 (so far only on LP), heve been released on CD for the first time
Decca / Universal has reissued a series of 15 CDs of Alicia de Larrocha playing works by Mompou, Granados, Falla, Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Chopin, Albeniz, Schumann, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Padre Soler. For more information:
Throughout 2010, Miguel Lerin Vilardell, aware of the artistic life and a good friend of Alicia de Larrocha, has offered several lectures in tribute to the pianist. The last one was held on August 31st in the “Quincena Musical de San Sabastián” and, earlier, at the Marshall Academy in Barcelona, at the “Conservatorio del Liceo” in Barcelona and at the Municipal Conservatory of Music, also in Barcelona.