Adam Levin, guitarra La fragua de Vulcano de Eduardo Morales-Caso 6:14MAY 8, 2013Eduardo Morales-Caso’s collaboration with Adam Levin has given rise to a large number of works for the guitar, either as a solo instrument or as part of a chamber ensemble. In this case, Morales-Caso, many of whose compositions make reference to pre-existing works of art, was inspired by Velázquez’s painting to compose a very technically demanding fantasia, specifically conceived for his guitarist friend.
Adam Levin, guitarra Dues noves suggestions de Salvador Brotons 7:08MAY 8, 2013The Dues noves suggestions Op. 121, which the composer Salvador Brotons dedicated to Adam Levin, reuses the first work Brotons created for the guitar (Dues Suggestions Op. 23, composed in 1979). In this case, the work consists of two short movements: a “Sicilia” in A-B-A form and a “Brasilera” combining the rhythm of the bossa nova with elements of a virtuosic nature.
Adam Levin, guitar Tres piezas para guitarra, by Benet Casablancas 06:18MAY 8, 2013Benet Casablancas’s creations combine a conscious exploration of musical tradition with a deep knowledge of Western thought. According to Marta Cureses, it is this confluence of elements that has allowed the composer to develop his own neo-expressionist language, which is evident in different genres and forms. This is the context for his Tres piezas para guitarra, commenced in 1979 and revised for their premiere by Adam Levin during the concert captured in this video.
Adam Levin, guitar Interiores, by Jesús Torres 07:09MAY 8, 2013Jesús Torres, who was awarded the Premio Nacional de Música (Spanish National Music Prize) in 2012, was responsible for Interiores, a work premiered during the 87th concert in the series Premieres and Re-premieres: The Guitar Today. As Marta Cureses points out in her program notes, Torres’s compositional language has evolved in a surprising manner from his training with Francisco Guerrero to the present day, with the finest poetry at the heart of his creations. Interiores, composed in 2010, is based on two contrasting sound materials: various cells emanating from harmonic sounds and a group of chords of a dynamic nature.