Wind and String Instruments
Flamenco art is the divine and the guitar is only an instrument to express it”, why can not be the piano, or any other, that instrument to express the divine? – Vicente Amigo.
As it is alive, Flamenco is constantly nourished by new sounds. A crucial part in the evolution of this art.
Flamenco’s capacity to adapt to new times and maintain the essence of its origins is something unusual.
We are currently living a time of creative bubbling for Flamenco. Where prestigious artists reinvent themselves, and new generations are willing to participate in the preservation of this ancient art.
Sob and happiness for FlamencoAmong the melodic instruments, perhaps the violin is the one that has had the most difficulty in getting into flamenco. Something that for music lovers is surprising, as the violin can sound heartbreaking, vibrant or contentious, like Flamenco. A violin properly introduced into a cuadro flamenco has the ability to become the focus, to transform sounds and to accompany the dance almost touching it.
El piano aflamencaoThe introduction of the piano in flamenco instruments produces a kind of transmission by the genre with respect to melodic instruments.
The piano lends to Flamenco a multitude of possibilities, as many as Flamenco lends to the piano.We talk about a remarkable reinvention created by some artists, such as the already mentioned Bebo Valdés. About the first flamenco piano references, it is worth mentioning the work of José Romero and Arturo Pavón After the work of these artists, the piano lost its presence in flamenco for a few years, due to the fact that the guitar acquired absolute importance, acquiring a technical and rhythmic level very difficult to assimilate for the pianists of that period, who came from classical music.
In order to find this balance and to reach the combined harmony, the process requires a previous and individual time of work.The piano can be accompaniment or replacement of the guitar and dance in a flamenco piece. Unlike others, it has the ability to develop as a soloist instrument.