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Sonorous and Sensuous: Spanish Classical Music

By Justin Davidson, Contributor

A century ago, if you wanted to locate the pulsating center of Spanish classical music, the spot where the seguidilla met the sonata - if you wished to meet Spain's most fertile and sophisticated musical minds - you would probably have headed for Paris. Specifically, you would have made your way to 269, rue Saint Jacques, by the Luxembourg Gardens and the Sorbonne, where, in a converted Benedictine convent, a rebel music school had recently… more »