The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: Spanish pianist Daniel del Pino returns this Friday night to Farley’s to play music by Granados, De Falla, Albeniz, Mompou and Liszt. | January 23, 2013

By Jacob Stockinger

Farley’s House of Pianos will welcome back internationally recognized Spanish pianist Daniel del Pino on this Friday night, January 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. for a salon concert of mostly Spanish music, followed by a reception for the artist.

Born in Lebanon of Spanish parents, del Pino draws influences from his piano studies in Spain, as well as the United States where he earned a Master’s degree in piano performance from Yale.  He has also spent time teaching piano in Austria, Jordan, Palestine and Spain.

An accomplished soloist, he has performed with orchestras around the world, including the Bucharest Philharmonic and at festivals such as Chamber Music International in Dallas.

A recipient of multiple awards in national and international  piano competitions, del Pino has performed in some of the finest concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Daniel del Pino

Dance is a common theme throughout del Pino’s upcoming performance, which features pieces such as the “Spanish Dances” by Enrique Granados (below top) and the “Ritual Fire Dance” by Manuel de Falla (below bottom).

Enrique Granados

manuel de falla

The program also features works by several other Spanish composers, including Isaac Albéniz (below top, in 1901) and Federico Mompou (below bottom).

Isaac Albéniz 1901

federico mompou color

To close the concert, del Pino will perform Franz Liszt’s dramatic and virtuosic “Totentanz,” or Dance of the Dead. (You can see and hear him in a similar Liszt work in a YouTube video from 2011 at the bottom.)

To see the complete program, visit Events at

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the concert. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets can be purchased at Farley’s House of Pianos and Orange Tree Imports on Monroe Street, or by calling 271-2626 to reserve tickets by credit or debit card. 

Farley’s House of Pianos is located at 6522 Seybold Road on Madison’s west side near the Beltline and West Towne.  Plenty of free parking is available at Farley’s House of Pianos, and it is easy to reach by bicycle or Madison Metro

Other upcoming concerts at Farley’s include:

Solo pianist Martin Kasik  in works by Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt and Modeste Mussorgsky; March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison and Pro Arte String Quartet cellist Parry Karp and UW-Oshkosh pianist Eli Kalman in a complete cycle of Beethoven’s cello works: April 19at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 4:30 p.m.


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  2. Jake, I have gotten a spammy reply with a virus-laden link to some NYC escort service, written in broken English. rhettali646 is its handle. Remove it if it gets posted. Instead of caveat emptor, it now ought to be scribeus emptor, online writer beware! MBB

    Comment by Michael BB — January 29, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    • Hi Michael,
      I have already deleted it as spam.
      But it got through the automatic spam filter at wordpress, which is uncommon because the filter is usually good.
      No one should click on it or open it.
      What do you mean you just got it? independent of the blog? or clicked on as a reply?
      let me know.
      i delete tons of spam every day from the spam filter.
      sorry. i hope all is ok. let me know

      Comment by welltemperedear — January 29, 2013 @ 11:53 am

      • It was received as a reply to the Del Pino posting, not that any particular posting had anything to do with it, of course. It had all the earmarks of garbage, and was treated as such, in the WasteCan! No harm, no foul. Later,
        and Ed Ream says Hello!

        Comment by Michael BB — January 29, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

  3. Wonderful repertoire. Best of luck to the performers! I hope the audience is captivated!

    Comment by tuxedorevoltblog — January 24, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

  4. Full disclosure: I am a piano teacher at FHP. Having said that, I cannot recommend Mr. del Pino highly enough. He is a true musical artist whose renditions are at once virtuostic and subtle, and whose technique is always at the service of both expression and clarity.
    I always recommend his performances to my students with an extra bit of encouragement, and anticipate that his program will stimulate and interest anyone who cares deeply about music at the piano. I myself am not as familiar with the works of the Spanish composers on the bill, with the exception of Mompou, who is also a favorite composer of Stephen Hough.
    I will be there to meet anyone who reads and posts to the WTE. I am the very tall one with the long grey hair. You won’t have to worry about sitting behind me, such that you could not see very well, because I always sit off to one side, being WAY more interested in the pianist’s feet on the pedals than their fingers on the keys. They all look pretty much the same up there, but you would not believe how different the pedaling can be.
    This was NOT a paid announcement for the FHP Concert series, although I tried to write it as if it WERE one.
    MBB, who clearly is watching too many Monty Python DVD’s., but just until his wife returns home…

    Comment by Michael BB — January 23, 2013 @ 1:16 am

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