Canal March

Gabriel Erkoreka's  Ballade nº 1 "Pierre Boulez in memoriam"

Alfonso Gómez, piano

Ballade nº 1, "Pierre Boulez in memoriam", by Gabriel Erkoreka (world premiere)

Ballade No. 1 “Pierre Boulez in memoriam” is the first of a collection of four pieces for piano by the composer Gabriel Erkoreka. The work’s two defining elements are fantasy and freedom. It is divided into different interrelated episodes, paying tribute to Pierre Boulez by quoting the opening chords of Dérive 1 and the last bar of his Piano Sonata.

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