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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.

Sincrotró-Alba: The premiere of the third symphony by Joan Guinjoan

Posted by Toni Cruanyes on May 5, 2010  |  1 Comment

On Friday 7 May, the expected premiere of Sincrotró-Alba, the third symphony by Joan Guinjoan, will take place. The work, organised into three movements, is fruit of a commission from the Synchrotron Consortium, whose particle accelerator in Cerdanyola del Vallès was inaugurated on 22 March, and who wish to celebrate its activation with an orchestral work inspired in the monumental scientific laboratory called Alba, which means ‘dawn’, a direct allusion to the first light of the morning, which dispels the darkness and unveils the landscape of a new day.

The programme, performed by the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) under the baton of Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, will be opened by the work The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives, and will conclude with Rachmaninov’s popular second piano concerto.

Sincrotró-Alba is the most important piece composed by Joan Guinjoan in the last few years.

Ramón Humet wins the “Ciutat de Tarragona” International Award for Musical Composition

Posted by Leticia Martin on December 19, 2008  |  Leave a comment

The score Gagaku by Ramón Humet has been chosen the winner of the 16th “Ciutat de Tarragona” International Award for Musical Composition. This was the jury’s decision after examining the thirty-two competing scores.
The prize money in this competition, organised by Tarragona City Council and sponsored by Repsol YPF and Spanish National Radio (RNE), amounts to 12,000 euros.

Gagaku, which lasts twelve minutes, is dedicated with thanks and admiration to the maestro Joan Guinjoan. The jury was made up of the musicians Tomás Marco, Héctor Parra, Vincent Paulet, Yves Prin, Zuriñe Gerenabarrena, Jean Pierre Dupuy and J. Mª Mestres-Quadreny. The winning work will be premiered in 2009 by the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.

During his career Ramón Humet has won awards such as the Montreal Olivier Messiaen International Composition Prize and the Queen Sofia and the Joaquín Rodrigo-Villa de Madrid Composition Prizes. He has received commissions for the Festival Òpera de Butxaca and the Ensemble Residencias among others.

Among his projects for the future three commissions deserve special mention, a symphony for the JONC (Joven Orquesta Nacional de Cataluña), a chamber work for the Festival Nous Sons (Oriol Aymat – Sílvia Vidal duet) and a commission from the Fundación Caixa Cataluña for the pianist Alberto Rosado.

Reported in the Diari de Tarragona and Further information at y

Joan Guinjoan protagonist of the 3rd Contemporary Music

Posted by Cristina Martí on October 28, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Joan GuijoanJoan Guinjoan, one of the leading figures in Spanish contemporary music in the past fifty years, in his dual role as conductor-pianist and composer, is in the spotlight at this year’s Contemporary Music Festival of Barcelona.

A concert cycle of his works opened this past Oct. 15 with a performance by Barcelona 216. Guinjoan was surrounded by the organizers of the cycle, the Caixa Catalunya Foundation and Musicadhoy, and by composers and performers who praised his figure.

Throughout the cycle, his works will be interpreted by some of the top musicians in contemporary music, including Horacio Lavandera, who performed “Verbum” on October 27 and the Cuarteto Diotima, String Quartet on Nov. 5. All concerts are at the Caixa Catalunya Auditorium in Barcelona.


Posted by Marcel Soleda on July 24, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Tritó has just released two works by Joan Guinjoan, the fantasia for cobla Arrels (roots) and String Quartet No. 1. The two formations, cobla and string quartet, represent new ground in Guijoan’s prolific career.

Structured in three movements, Arrels evokes musical moments with deep ties to the composer’s childhood. Quartet de corda núm. 1 is a complex work of vast instrumental brilliance, with the demanding character typical of Guinjoan’s oeuvre.

Download a sample…

Arrels Cuarteto de Cuerda nº1

“Arrels” the first work for cobla by Joan Guinjoan

Posted by Redacción on April 16, 2008  |  Leave a comment

This past 5 April marked the much-lauded public premiere of the latest work by the composer, pianist and conductor Joan Guinjoan, Arrels (Fantasia per a cobla). Despite his age, the 76-year-old composer still approaches each new project with the enthusiasm of his youth. Arrels meant a great challenge for Guinjoan: to compose, without abandoning his style, a work for Cobla, a folk ensemble, which the composer said “has nothing to do with my world but I approached it with the utmost respect.” The premiere took place at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música, in a concert by the Cobla Sant Jordi-Ciutat de Barcelona conducted by Josep Pons, also the first time he has worked an ensemble of this sort. It is a highly complex work divided into three movements: Recordant-se, Nostalgia and Reneixença. The work draws on broad range of influences: from the Easter cornets of the town of Ruidoms to jazz and other musical forms stored in the mind of the composer, all moulded in the avant-garde style of maestro Guinjoan. Both musicians and audience applauded the work as a fresh reworking of traditional styles.

Jordi Masó premieres a work by Jesús Torres

Posted by Marcel Soleda on March 15, 2007  |  Leave a comment

As part of the season Nous Sons at the Auditori de Barcelona, the young pianist from Granollers (Barcelona) premiered …i l’infant dorm by the Spanish composer Jesús Torres, in a programme of small-format works in tribute to the late Joaquim Homs. The concert included, among other works Tombeau by Benet Casablancas, and Instants by David Padrós.

Also within the Nous Sons season, on Saturday 17 March, the Ensemble Proxima Centauri performed Ciel rouillé by Héctor Parra, and on 24 March the Arditti String Quartet will be performing String Quartet No. 2 by Benet Casablancas, and String Quartet No. 1 by Joan Guinjoan, all published by Tritó.

Música Presente. Perspectivas para la música del siglo XXI

Posted by Marcel Soleda on May 23, 2006  |  Leave a comment

Música Presente. Perspectivas para la música del siglo XXIMÚSICA PRESENTE, perspectivas para la música del siglo XXI, written by Andrew Ford and José Luis Téllez, focuses on the group Música Presente and their work in contemporary music.

Composers and performers like Jesús Rueda, David del Puerto, Santiago Lanchares, Ananda Sukarlan and Ángel Luis Castaño began this project in Madrid in 2003; their purpose is the promotion and diffusion of contemporary music and specially their own works.

Joan Guinjoan wins the 5th Tomás Luis de Victoria Iber-american prize

Posted by Marcel Soleda on October 8, 2004  |  Leave a comment

Joan Guinjoan has won this award, regarded as one of the most important career awards in Iber-American music. Mr Guinjoan was selected from among 56 composers from 17 countries.

From Tritó, our most sincere congratulations. In 2004, this Catalan composer (born in Riudoms, Tarragona) has composed two works, both published by Tritó. His Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra was premiered a few months ago by Joan Enric Lluna and the OBC at the Auditori in Barcelona, and was widely acclaimed by the audience and critics alike. The other work, Verbum, will be staged by the National Ballet of Cuba with choreography by Alicia Alonso

Barcelona première of Guinjoan’s, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra

Posted by Marcel Soleda on March 23, 2004  |  Leave a comment

“This past 16 April, the Auditori de Barcelona hosts the premier of Concerto for Clarinet and orchestra by Joan Guinjoan. The clarinet soloist is Lluna, who will be accompanied by the OBC conducted by first conductor Martínez-Izquierdo.

Tritó has already published his Symphony nº 2, “Ciutat de Tarragona” and Pantonal for orchestra. We will soon be publishing Verbum for piano. Guinjoan composed the opera Gaudí, which will premier at the Liceu in 2005.”

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