Javier Perianes
The Patio de los Arrayanes
Monday 12 July 22:30 Recital
Great Performers


Javier Perianes, piano



Love and Death


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 (1800-1801)


Fryderyck Chopin (1810-1849)

Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 (1837-1839)


Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Love and Death, from Goyescas (1909-1911)


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Funérailles, from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S 173 no. 7 (1849)


Richard Wagner (1813-1883) / Franz Liszt

Isoldes Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde), S 447 (1867)

A concert commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo

Concert with no interval

In colaboration with

Eros and Thanatos

Since classical antiquity, Eros and Thanatos have formed a duality capable of leaving an impressive trail of artistic creations. Musically it reached its maximum potential with Wagner’s approach to the legend of Tristan and Isolde, when love involves such a degree of magnitude (and implausibility) that it can only be culminated beyond death. It is precisely with that immortal Death by Love of Isolde in Liszt’s transcription that Perianes will close a recital that is full of other deaths (Beethoven’s and Chopin’s sonatas include funeral marches, an extremely famous one in the latter; Liszt also appears with his Funérailles), but equally of love, especially through Love and Death from Goyescas, those wonderful vignettes that Granados left behind, in love with the spirit of Goya in whose impressive production Thanatos and Eros also have a close relationship. This program pays a tribute to the music that Mariano Fortuny knew and loved in the soirées that were held at his house in Venice, nowadays converted into the Fortuny Museum, with his mother and his grandmother at the piano. In this family environment he discovered friends and artists who would introduce him to the world of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Wagner’s music and opera, to which he would dedicate some major projects. On December 29, 1900, his staging for Tristan and Isolde, directed by Arturo Toscanini, was premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.