THE MUSIC SALON: classical music, popular culture, philosophy and anything else that catches my fancy...
Saturday, November 17, 2012
After several symphonies by Shostakovich, I thought something rather lighter might be in order! The various flamenco genres, called palos, are akin to the ragas of India in that they comprise a rhythmic pattern as well as a particular mode and characteristic motifs. The Granadinas belong to the fandango family of palos. It was originally danceable, but now is much slower, freer and nearly always heard as a guitar solo.
My version of the Granadinas, I have accompanied with several photos of the city of Granada.