Piano Music From Sunny Spain

Martin Söderberg
Pianist Martin Söderberg

On a gloomy October afternoon Martin Söderberg bathed the room in warm sunshine with his all-Spanish solo piano program “A Musical Journey Through Spain.” Martin’s nordic surname belies his Spanish ancestry and, having grown up in Spain, a thorough absorption of that culture.  Now living in New York City, he continues to be surrounded by “new world” Spanish culture.  Martin performed a range of colorful evocative works by Soler, Albéniz, Granados, Mompou, Infante, and De Falla, alternately tender, fiery, poetic, passionate, intimate, and epic.  Never has our Steinway concert-grand sounded more eloquent. Demonstrating deep understanding of a rich musical legacy and style, Martin’s  consummate skill and virtuosity expressed the essence of each vignette and mood. One friend in the audience – actually a Spanish lady – gave Martin the compliment of saying that he captured “el duende” – the mysterious power that a work of art has to deeply move a person. High praise indeed!

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