Duo Pilar and Arabel Moráguez

European concert vocal music, opera arias, operettas, zarzuelas, American musical, Latin American, Spanish music and Cuban music

The Duo

Voice & Piano

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Pilar Moráguez (soprano) and Arabel Moráguez (piano) form a concert music duo of “voice and piano”. Born in Cuba, they have received a solid music education with famous maestros known internationally and they have been laureate in many national and international contests.

Their repertoire covers the most important piano composers, from the Baroque to the 20th century, vocal European concert music, opera arias, operettas, zarzuelas, north-American musical, Latin-American, Spanish and Cuban music. Due to the versatility in repertoire, they can offer a broad selection in concert programs, and from the beginning, they have participated in important concert seasons, as well as in different music festivals.

One of their most important works as a duo has been the recording of the CD A la Antigua (Columna Musica, Barcelona 2004), in which they pay tribute to famous Cuban composers from the end of 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. This disc was very well received by the musical reviews and by the audience.

The success of this duo and one of their main purposes is to offer to all kinds of audiences a great variety of repertoire, whether Cuban or universal music.

Concerts

  • A selection of Latin American and Cuban classical music, by great composers.

    FIRST PART

    Carlos Gustavino
    Ciclo Flores Argentinas:
    – No.2 El Clavel del aire blanco
    – No.10 Jazmín del país; qué lindo!

    Heitor Villa-lobos
    – Bachiana Brasileira
    Nº 4 Preludio-Introducción para piano
    – Bachiana Brasileira
    Nº 5 Cantilena para voz y piano

    Alberto Ginastera
    Tres danzas argentinas para piano
    – Danza del viejo boyero
    – Danza de la moza donosa
    – Danza del gaucho matrero

    Cinco Canciones Populares argentinas para voz y piano
    – Chacarera
    – Triste
    – Zamba
    – Arrorró
    – Gato

    SECOND PART

    Emilio Grenet
    – Tú no sabe inglé
    – Quirino con su tres

    Rodrigo Prats
    – Romanza de María Belén
    Chacón “María Belén Chacón”

    Jorge Anckermann
    – Flor de Yumurí

    Carlos Fariñas
    Tres Sones sencillos para piano
    – Son sencillo Nº 4
    – Son sencillo Nº 5
    – Son sencillo Nº 6

    Ernesto Lecuona
    – Soy Razonable
    – La Maja
    – Romanza de María la O “María la O”

  • Estampas Cubanas, born from the idea of ​​merging Cuban classical music with the narrative and poetry of this country, to make the most diverse audience enjoy showing their roots and culture in a unique format. Together with the duo of Pilar and Arabel Moráguez, between dances and contradanzas for piano, songs, boleros, habaneras and romanzas of Cuban zarzuelas, the actor Juan Jesús Valverde adorns this concert with the reading of a narration, the liveliness of an anecdote, stories of its composers, as well as the interpretation of the best poetry of that time, that will take us to Cuba at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. We remember the famous Cuban Evenings, in which some of the great Cuban composers participated, including Ernesto Lecuona, Gonzalo Roig, Rodrigo Prats, Eliseo Grenet, Manuel Saumell, among others, showing their gifts to a small number of guests and friends.

    Programa referencia de música cubana

    Lied:
    – En Suspiro. Rodrigo Prats
    – Yo sé de un beso. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    Contradanzas para Piano:
    – Los Ojos de Pepa. Manuel Saumell
    – La Tedezco. Manuel Saumell
    Danzas para piano:
    – El velorio
    – Adiós a Cuba
    Criolla:
    – Linda Cubana. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    – La Volanta. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    Canción:
    – Dame de tus Rosas. Ernesto Lecuona
    – Mi vida eres tú. Ernesto Lecuona

    Canción Afrocubana:
    – Drume Negrita. Eliseo Grenet
    – Negro Bembón. Eliseo Grenet
    Danzas Afrocubanas para Piano:
    – Danza de los Ñáñigos. Ernesto Lecuona:
    – Danza Lucumí. Ernesto Lecuona
    Bolero:
    – Si llego a besarte. Luis Casas Romero
    Habanera:
    – Tú, Habanera. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    Romanzas de Zarzuela Cubana:
    – Salida de Amalia Amalia Batista. Rodrigo Prats
    – Salida de Cecilia Cecilia Valdés. Gonzalo Roig

  • Recital in homage to the great Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, in the bicentennial of his birth that has crucial works within the great pianist repertoire of romanticism as the “Transcendental Study No. 12 Chasse-Neige”, the “Mephisto-Walzer” or the “Rhapsody” No. 12 “. The program also deals with one of his masterpieces in the catalog of songs for voice and piano by Liszt the “Three sonnets of Petrarca” (“Pace non trovo”, “Benedetto sia’l giorno”, “I vidi in terra angelico costumi” ), inspired by three sonnets of the Italian poet and humanist.

    FIRST PART
    -Consolacion III en Re bemol mayor (Piano solo)
    -Tres sonetos de Petrarca (Voz y piano)
    Pace non trovo
    Benedetto sia’l giorno
    I vidi in terra angelico costumi

    SECOND PART
    -Estudio de ejecucion trascendental
    nº 12 “Chasse-Neige”
    -Mephisto-Walzer nº 12
    -Rapsodia nº 12 en Re bemol mayor

  • Estampas Cubanas, born from the idea of ​​merging Cuban classical music with the narrative and poetry of this country, to make the most diverse audience enjoy showing their roots and culture in a unique format. Together with the duo of Pilar and Arabel Moráguez, between dances and contradanzas for piano, songs, boleros, habaneras and romanzas of Cuban zarzuelas, the actor Juan Jesús Valverde adorns this concert with the reading of a narration, the liveliness of an anecdote, stories of its composers, as well as the interpretation of the best poetry of that time, that will take us to Cuba at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. We remember the famous Cuban Evenings, in which some of the great Cuban composers participated, including Ernesto Lecuona, Gonzalo Roig, Rodrigo Prats, Eliseo Grenet, Manuel Saumell, among others, showing their gifts to a small number of guests and friends.

    Programa referencia de música cubana

    Lied:
    – En Suspiro. Rodrigo Prats
    – Yo sé de un beso. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    Contradanzas para Piano:
    – Los Ojos de Pepa. Manuel Saumell
    – La Tedezco. Manuel Saumell
    Danzas para piano:
    – El velorio
    – Adiós a Cuba
    Criolla:
    – Linda Cubana. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    – La Volanta. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    Canción:
    – Dame de tus Rosas. Ernesto Lecuona
    – Mi vida eres tú. Ernesto Lecuona

    Canción Afrocubana:
    – Drume Negrita. Eliseo Grenet
    – Negro Bembón. Eliseo Grenet
    Danzas Afrocubanas para Piano:
    – Danza de los Ñáñigos. Ernesto Lecuona:
    – Danza Lucumí. Ernesto Lecuona
    Bolero:
    – Si llego a besarte. Luis Casas Romero
    Habanera:
    – Tú, Habanera. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
    Romanzas de Zarzuela Cubana:
    – Salida de Amalia Amalia Batista. Rodrigo Prats
    – Salida de Cecilia Cecilia Valdés. Gonzalo Roig

  • Cuban songs
    – Flor de Yumurí de Jorge Anckermann
    – Si llego a besarte de Luis Casas Romero
    – He perdido un amor de Rodrigo Prats
    Piano Contradanzas by Manuel Saumell
    – Recuerdos de Gottschalk
    – Ayes del alma
    – La Quejosita
    Piano dance by Ignacio Cervantes
    – Adiós a Cuba
    Afro-Cuban Songs
    – Negro Bembón de Eliseo Grenet
    – Quirino con su tres Emilio Grenet
    – Songoro cosongo Eliseo Grenet
    – Tú no sabe Inglé Eliseo Grenet
    Dances for piano by Ernesto Lecuona
    – La Comparsa
    – Gitanerías
    – En tres por cuatro
    Songs for voice and piano by Ernesto Lecuona
    – Dame de tus rosas
    – Siboney
    – Mi vida eres tú
    Romanza de zarzuela
    – Salida de Cecilia “Cecilia Valdés” de Gonzalo Roig

  • FIRST PART
    – Guarda che bianca luna F. Schubert
    – Oh! Quand je dors F. Liszt
    – Morgen R. Strauss
    – Je te veux E. Satie
    – A Chloris R. Hahn

    SECOND PART
    – La zingara G. Donizetti
    – When I am laid in earth “Dido y Eneas” H. Purcell
    – Ah, je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir “Fausto” Ch.Gounod
    – Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém “Rusalka” A. Dvořák
    – Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss “Giuditta” F. Lehar
    – Air de la Folie “Platée” J.P. Rameau

Critics

  • In this wide range of forms, the soprano Pilar Moráguez tackles each piece with the required style. The pianist Arabel Moráguez, with his elegant accompaniment, envelops the voice with expressive nuances, also playing piano pieces with brilliance.

    Joaquim Zueras Navarro.
    Opusmúsica Magazine (criticism of the old CD)

  • The couple of interpreters fulfills their purpose to the satisfaction, with deep knowledge of the repertoire they handle.

    J. G. M. Scherzo Magazine
    (criticism of the CD A la antigua)

  • … the Moráguez is the most talented in his line of light soprano, for his intelligence, culture, delivery and vocal conditions.

    Reinaldo Cedeño Newspaper “La Luz”

  • Arabel Moráguez … has been an interpretation of the dances of Spain by Joaquín Rodrigo very interesting, imaginative and with good taste.

    Alicia de Larrocha

  • … of the soprano Pilar Moráguez, I was particularly surprised at her ability to make that velvety high-pitched voice capable of giving those sharp and clear sounds …

    José Amer Book “From the dream to the hope”

  • Arabel Moráguez … vast musical culture and depth of concepts, this is reflected in the interpretative refinement and the stylistic correction with which he tackles the most dissimilar works.

    Professor Hugo Marcos 1st Soloist of the National Center for Concert Music and the National Opera of Cuba

Biographies

CONTACT

Miguel Nieto
info@antepiano.org
Tlf: 678390662