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Award-winning Melbourne guitarist Owen Thomson presents an exciting selection of Spanish virtuoso guitar works from the 20th century. The album features works by Joaquin Turina, Federico Mompou and Joaquin Rodrigo.

MBS CD OF THE WEEK 21st - 27th January

Undoubtedly, Spain has had a pronounced influence on the development of guitar music during the 20th century - think of the multitude of works commissioned by guitar virtuoso Andrés Segovia, for example. And yet, France was to beckon many famous Spanish modern composers such as Joaquin Turina, Federico Mompou and Joaquin Rodrigo to its shores - it was where the prolific Turina met Isaac Albeniz and, under his influence, began incorporating Spanish folk song into his music. It was also where the otherwise shy and retiring Mompou studied with Ferdinand Motte-Lacroix and came under the spell of Satie's musical primitivism.

Join Melbourne-based guitarist Owen Thomson then on a musical journey spanning over fifty years in this fascinating repertoire.

Press quotes

“From the flamenco style to rasguedos, from the sonata to the fandanguillo, you will want to hear this exciting album again and again.”

— Tony Payne, Australian Music Teacher Magazine

“outstanding musicianship ... a superb technique ... magnificent”

Artswatch Tasmania

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Sonata, Op. 61 Joaquin Turina

  1. I 3:15
  2. Andante 3:25
  3. Allegro vivo 3:03
  4. Homenaje á Tárrega Op. 69 Joaquin Turina

  5. Garrotin 2:28
  6. Soleares 2:01
  7. Suite Compostelana Federico Mompou

  8. Preludio 2:45
  9. Coral 2:39
  10. Cuna 2:50
  11. Recitativo 2:34
  12. Cancion 2:30
  13. Muñeira 3:34
  14. Fandanguillo, Op. 36 Joaquin Turina 4:23
  15. Dos preludios Joaquin Rodrigo

  16. I 4:06
  17. II 3:43
  18. Sevillana, Op. 29 Joaquin Turina 5:53
  19. Cants Mágics Federico Mompou

  20. Energic 1:18
  21. Obscur 2:05
  22. Profond-lent 2:12
  23. Misteriós 2:27
  24. Calma 2:08
  25. Ráfaga Op. 53 Joaquin Turina 2:28

Where to buy

Ráfaga is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Ráfaga is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
61 minutes 47 seconds
Release date
© 2001 Move Records
℗ 2001 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3243
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574324327