Federico Mompou: IX. Lento, by Música callada2:54NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Number IX from the first collection of miniatures for piano by Federico Mompou, who composed the fourth book as a Fundación Juan March scholarship holder. On this occasion it is performed the version orchestrated by Román Alís.
A work for solo cello and an instrumental ensemble consisting of flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin and piano. Composed between Madrid and Mexico in 2016, it was commissioned by the Grupo Cosmos 21 to commemorate their thirtieth anniversary. It was premiered at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and this video captures its first performance at the Fundación Juan March.
Carlos Galán: Ryoan Op. 50, Música matérica XII18:05NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Using an ensemble made up of an instrument from each family, Ryoan Op. 50 commemorates the fifth centenary of the construction of the Ryoan-ji, the Kyoto temple in which Buddhism encounters the quintessence of its philosophy. The work, which was premiered at the Fundación Juan March in the year 2000, musically describes the interruptions that the mounds cause in the line of sight of the temple’s garden.
Daniel Amadeo Zimbaldo: Adeu Batman, adeu4:51NOVEMBER 1, 2017Inspired by the music from the tv series Batman, the first version of Adeu, Batman adeu was composed for violin, flute, saxophone, clarinet, cello and piano, and formed part of the series El libro de las mutaciones [The Book of Changes]. The new version, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano, was written in 2012 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Grupo Cosmos 21, the original having been performed at the Fundación Juan March in 1989. The work is a musical description of the process through which memories are accessed and, consequently, it ends with the original theme music of the series.
As its title indicates, Recordando a Falla [Remembering Falla] pays tribute to the famous composer from Cádiz, specifically his Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello. This is can be seen, for example, in the treatment of textures, as well as in the colouristic use of different timbres. The work, put together in Brazil, at the Cursos Latinoamericanos de Música Contemporánea, was premiered in the year 1989 in Madrid and was performed in 1999 at the Fundación Juan March, in the series Alrededor de Falla.