Steve brought “Soneto a Córdoba” to me as a possibility for our Lorca program (since de Falla was one of Lorca’s mentors), and despite never having been, I was instantly transported to southern Spain. This song is an ode to Córdoba, a town in Andalusia where the poet Luis de Góngora lived and died. Since de Falla also lived in Andalusia for many years, both men were clearly moved by the richness of the area, with its vast mountains, rivers, and evocative landscape. Thanks to Steve (and de Falla), Andalusia is now on my bucket list of travel destinations!
Manuel de Falla: Soneto a Córdoba
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American soprano Corinne Winters splits her time between inexorable walks toward grim operatic deaths and sunnily preparing Pinterest-worthy plant-based meals to share with her husband. She feeds her soul by curling up with heady literature and a giant mug of coffee, practicing her Pincha pose, and mentoring via Turn The Spotlight.