The 12th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition coming soon!

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on July 31, 2017  |  Leave a comment

The 12th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition will be held from 14 to 18 December 2017, with the preliminary round lasting from 11 to 13 of the same month. Our ONLINE application portal will be open as of Friday 30 June 2017 at 10 a.m. Spanish time and will finish Friday 8 September.

The winner of the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition will conduct at least one concert with all the orchestras collaborating in the competition throughout the seasons 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The orchestras who make a commitment to the competition and entrust the jury with the responsibility of choosing the winner are the real stars. Their trust is what makes the award unique in the world of orchestral conducting competitions, and what makes it, rather than a mere recognition of talent, into a solid platform supporting the professional career of the winner.

Registration deadline

From: 30 June 2017

To: 8 September 2017

Only completed applications submitted before midnight on 8 September 2017 (12:00PM GMT +1), will be accepted.

Repertoire

First round:

Arnold SCHÖNBERG: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (Universal Edition);

Second round:

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C major, (Bärenreiter);

Third round:

a) Juli GARRETA: Impressions simfòniques para orquesta de cuerda  (Tritó Edicions);
b) Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major (Breitkopf & Härtel);

Fourth round or semi-final:

Gabriel ERKOREKA: “Tramuntana”, work commissioned for the competition. (The score will be distributed to the contestants on the opening day of the competition). This work will not be on sale or otherwise available before the opening day of the competition.

Final:

a) Gabriel ERKOREKA: work commissioned for the competition;
b) Vicent MARTÍN I SOLER: Recital and aria of L’arbore de Diana: “Perfidi! In questa guisa… – Sento che dea son io” for soprano and orquesta (Tritó Edicions);
c.1) Johannes BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op.56a (Breitkopf Urtext, nº 3692)
c.2) Robert SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52 (Breitkopf Urtext, nº 5527)

These are the recommended editions because they are the ones used by the Orchestra. If the contestants use other editions they may encounter problems with the bar numbers and the rehearsal letters.

The scores can be ordered from Tritó Edicions  www.trito.es

Set Tritó

Complete set

More details at Cadaqués Orchestra’s web

New commissions and recordings by Ramon Humet

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on May 4, 2015  |  Leave a comment

Next season 15/16 will see the world premiere of the new commission from Orquesta Nacional de España to our composer Ramon Humet: ‘El temps i la campana’ (Time and the Bell), for piano and orchestra, work that will be premiered on 23, 24 and 25 october 2015 at Auditorio Nacional, in Madrid (Spain), with Yukiko Akagi as a soloist and under the battom of Guillermo García Calvo. This 25-minute long work, is inspired by some verses of “Four Quartets” by T.S. Eliot, an author that humet loves so much.

Also, next season there will be the world premiere of a new piece for Ensemble Orquestra de Cadaqués, on 14 march 2016 in a concert conducted by Ernest Martínez Izquierdo at Auditorio 400 Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain).

Finally, there will be the long-waited release of the new recording of “Martha Graham”, on Neu Records label, with Claron McFadden, Kakizakai Kaoru, Alberto Rosado and Neopercusión. This project has been recorded with the most advanced technology of 3D recording, and a special accurated graphic design, in order to give a poetic, musical and visual manifest of the extraordinary american choreographer Martha Graham.

Showcase, new CD “Música Española en el Exilio”

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on March 9, 2015  |  Leave a comment

As Vargas Llosa mentions in the prologue of the CD:Música española en el exilio (Spanish Music in Exile) is a compilation of the work of a group of exiled composers who belonged to the Generation of ‘27, and also of musicians who were forced to pursue their careers under a dictatorship. In many ways this album also records the concerns and decisions that made them great musicians capable of reflecting their time and circumstances”.

The works selected for this CD, whose common ground is the clarinet, acquaint us with several of the leading lights of a younger generation that concurred in aesthetic and ideological terms with poets such as García Lorca and Rafael Alberti.

All of them are pieces of extraordinary quality, that almost fell into oblivion due to the historical circumstance in Spain: the post-war period and its disastrous consequences for the cultural and artistic life of the country.

The hallmark of the group of composers who appear on this CD, besides belonging to the same generation, is the fact of being very active professionally in Spain during the Second Republic and the Civil War, times of substantial changes in Spanish musical life and aesthetics. All of them except Menéndez went into exile.

Works by Julián Bautista, Robert Gerhard, Julián Menéndez, Rodolfo Halffter and Jesús Bal y Gay

March 10th, Centre Cultural La Beneficència – Cultura Diputació de València en Valencia

TD00110: Música Española en el Exilio

New CDs from Tritó

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on March 3, 2015  |  Leave a comment

Over recent months, we have given out new titles from our collection. We remain with our purpose of recovering Spanish repertoire and promoting the works of new Spanish composers.

Works by Joan Guinjoan, Albert Guinovart, Felip Pedrell … all of them included at new recordings performed by the Cadaqués Orchestra or theOrquestra de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.

New releases that will hopefully awaken your interest.

Answer our survey on the publication of digital scores and take part in a competition at the same time!

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on March 25, 2014  |  Leave a comment

Finishing April 30, you have a chance to win five albums on the Tritó label (to be chosen by the winner) by answering a survey we have prepared for all our musician friends, researchers and music lovers – in fact, for all of you.

If you think the world of music publishing needs to innovate by offering new formats or even if you don’t agree with this idea, we would like you to answer some questions whose answers will help us decide the way forward.

Take part in the survey and invite all your friends to as well!

You can directly access the survey here. At the end you will be asked for your email or phone number so that we can contact you if you turn out to be the winner.

Thanks in advance for helping us to grow!

The audiovisual producer Daniel Arregui has launched a crowdfunding project to make a documentary about the 11th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on January 8, 2014  |  Leave a comment

Lorenzo Viotti. First Prize. Copyright: Joan Tomàs

The audiovisual director and producer Daniel Arregui, who has worked with Tritó on other occasions, has launched a crowdfunding project to make a documentary about the recent 2013 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition.

The documentary is intended to present an event that has taken place since 1992 and advanced the careers of orchestral conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Michal Nesterowicz and Pablo González, today the chief or guest conductors of highly prestigious orchestras. (Click on this link to watch a videoclip of the 2010 competition).

Lorenzo Viotti, a young Swiss French conductor aged twenty-three, took the first prize: the opportunity to conduct twenty-three symphony orchestras over the next three seasons!!!

During the second and third weeks of December 2013, over one hundred and twenty conductors from all over the world met up in Cadaqués and Barcelona, respectively, to take part in this conducting competition on its eleventh occasion, with the Cadaqués Ensemble and Orchestra. The works the participants were asked to conduct during the different rounds of the event included pieces by Stravinsky, Mozart and Arriaga, and the premiere of a contemporary work by Hèctor Parra.

Three conductors reached the semi-finals and two were selected for the final concert, which took place at the Auditori in Barcelona on 19 December 2013. Lorenzo Viotti, a young Swiss French conductor aged twenty-three, took the first prize: the opportunity to conduct twenty-three symphony orchestras over the next three seasons!!!

For further information and if you are interested in participating in the project, visit the verkami website. The deadline is on the January 20th.

Daniel Arregui was a direct witness to the intense musical experience shared by these one hundred and twenty-three conductors during the competition and wants this documentary to serve as a record of the event.

For further information and if you are interested in participating in the project, visit the verkami website. The deadline is on the January 20th.

The Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition at your home

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on December 11, 2013  |  Leave a comment

The XIth edition of the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition starts on the next Thursday 12 December.

Contestants and spectators could watch the different levels of the competition on line in its last edition. The recent inclusion of the Tritó label in Believe Digital’s distribution platform, has allowed the promotion of digital content. Now, we could be able to broadcast all the phases of the competition and the final concert through the Classical Channel Experience of Daily Motion.

We are proud to have been able to undertake this initiative and invite you to connect from home and follow all the details of the contest.

Sunday, Deember  15th Sala Art i Joia, Cadaqués – First round – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM / 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, December 16th Sala Art i Joia, Cadaqués – Second round  – 9:00 AM to 01:00 PM / 3:00 to 5:30 PM

Tuesday, December 17th Auditori de BCN – Second round  - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM /  5:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 18th Auditori de BCN –  Third round –  10:00 AM to 2:00  PM / Semi-finals 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Thusday, December 19th Auditori de BCN – Final rehearsal 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and Final Concert at 8:00 PM

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