Pianist Maria Parra closes Bouquet Festival

Article in the Diari de Tarragona on the occasion of the closure of the 7th Edition of the Tarragona Bouquet Festival. Signed: Gloria Aznar.

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The Bouquet Festival had, as its finishing touch, last Friday, the pianist Tarragona by adoption, María Parra, alma mater of this cycle of concerts in the city’s heritage spaces and that this year has turned five years old. It is an eclectic festival, which has established itself as an essential event on the city’s summer agenda. The closing was carried out by María Parra herself, who presented her latest album Mouvement. An album recorded for Orpheus Classical and which has earned her the best reviews from the Spanish specialized press.

The magic of Debussy’s impressionist music wrapped up the cloister of the seminar from the first chord. With the first book of Debussy’s Images, she painted us with notes from a wide color palette all the possible allegories of water. Top moment were the three preludes alluding to the wind, from calmer to more violent, with Voiles, Le Vent sur la Plaine and Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest. She carried us to any of the impressionist rooms of the Parisian D’Orsay museum. The second part was dedicated to the Spanish composers Granados and Manuel de Falla. A delicate Danza Oriental (Oriental Dance) was in charge of changing the register and imbuing us in the environment of those Spanish composers who spent an important part of their career in the Paris of the Impressionists. Authentic fireworks to close an evening that oozed mastery and perfection before the large and attentive public that requested up to three encores from this pianist who gave them some of her compositions, delighting the public.

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