Canal March

David del Puertos's Mirror

Ensemble Kuraia. Andrea Cazzaniga, conductor

Espejo, by David del Puerto (1964)

David del Puerto’s Espejo, whose premiere features in this video, is a fantasia for guitar and five instruments. It consists of five sections that immediately follow on from each other, revealing different combinations and textures of dialogue between the guitar and the instrumental group. This work is a re-working of 1/6 Plugged (2009), which, according to Del Puerto, entailed “the conquest of an eclectic musical space […] in which diverse elements coexist”. The mixture Del Puerto refers to is clearly apparent in the use of tonal and modal harmonies, as well as atonal elements, in a complex work that, nonetheless, maintains a tight internal coherence.

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