Cleto Zabala: Melodía Dramática, for Cello and Piano

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  • Composer: Cleto Zabala
  • Edition: Da Vinci Edition
  • Format: A4 - Paperback
  • Genre: Chamber
  • Instrumentation: Cello, Piano
  • Pages: 12
  • Period: Romantic
  • ISMN: 9790216200134
  • Publication year: 2019
  • Editor: Emilio Lede
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FOREWORD
Cleto Zabala [Zavala] (Bilbao, 1841 – Madrid, 1912) was a Spanish composer, conductor and pianist. He began his musical education with his father and Nicolás Ledesma, maestro di cappella at Saint James Cathedral in Bilbao. Later he studied piano, harmony and composition with Mendizábal, Hernando and Eslava in Madrid, achieving the first prizes of these disciplines. In 1881 he was granted a scholarship to expand his training in Italy, where he stayed for five years. Back to his hometown, he conducted the Orfeón Bilbaíno (a choir of male voices) and then he moved again to Madrid, where he devoted himself mainly to the composition of zarzuelas.
This Melodía dramática [Dramatic Melody], dedicated “to the distinguished amateur C. Francisco Gerner”, was published by the editor Pablo Martín in Madrid in 1876. There is also a literal transcription for violin and piano, probably made by a violinist; in fact, the source on which this edition is based (preserved in the Spanish National Library) does not contain the violoncello part but that of the violin. Unlike the score, this part includes some fingerings and bowing marks. However, the main discrepancies between the score and the violin part are related to slurs, more typical of a string instrument in the particella.