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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.

Premiere of the opera-oratorio Sky Disc, by Ramon Humet and Rebecca Simpson

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on September 2, 2013  |  2 Comments

Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution: DbachmannAfter three years involving extensive research and intense work, the creative duo Rebecca Simpson (idea and libretto) and Ramon Humet (music) present their opera-oratorio Sky Disc (Himmelsscheibe / Disc del cel).

The first performance of Sky Disc will take place on 2nd October 2013, at Bühnen Halle Oper (Halle, Germany). Andreas Henning is musical director, G.H. Seebach is the stage director, costumes are by Ragna Heiny, with set-design by Hartmut Schörghofer and video by Anke Tornow. André Meyer is the dramaturg, Jens Petereit the choirmaster, and the soloists are Gerd Vogel (Fierket), Sandra Maxheimer (Guueren), Maria Petrasovska (Estria), Robert Sellier (Pyrpi) and Hiltrud Kuhlmann (Tamar), Ulrich Burdack (Boatman), Ki-Hyun Park (Priest), Julia Preußler (Boy) Kaori Sekigawa (Solo voice).  Rehearsals began at the end of June and, after the summer break, pick up again in September; librettist and composer will be in Halle to work directly with the production team.

Rebecca Simpson’s libretto uses the fact that, at the end of the Early Bronze Age of central and northern Europe, remarkable cultures were connected by trade and travel and elite bronze workers were the technology experts of the time.  The Nebra Sky-disc, unearthed in 1999 in Germany, is the world’s earliest known representation of the night sky. It encoded information that enabled the alignment of the solar and lunar calendars, allowing more effective agriculture. The libretto of the opera-oratorio Sky Disc contemplates the archeological object from today’s perspective in the choral sections, while the opera’s story takes place on a single day in the region where the Nebra Sky-disc was discovered: in the Bronze Age village where it belongs, on a river by night, and on the Mittelberg hill-top.

Ramon Humet’s music develops on two complementary performance levels, creating a musical form of complex evolution. On one hand there is the opera story with its dramatic action revolving around the archeological object, with a lively tempo on a human scale and precise and specific instrumentation. On the other hand, there is the oratorio with its choral sections comprising  reflections related to the object and the action, with a tempo that is spacious and fluid.

Sky Disc is a large-scale work, lasting 1 hour and 50 minutes, with 9 vocal soloists, a mixed choir (SATB) and symphonic orchestra. The opera-oratorio will be given sic performances: 2nd October, 6th October, 18th October, 23rd October, 9th and 24th November 2013, as part of the Bühnen Halle theatre’s Autumn-Winter season.  The theatre`s general programme can be downloaded SkyDisc-Dossier. The cast list and artistic credits, together with a synopsis and further explanation of the ideas behind the work, can be downloaded here.

Josep Soler, from Munich to Barcelona

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on June 7, 2013  |  Leave a comment

Tomorrow, Saturday, will be held in Munich a concert with works from the CD Josep Soler & Alban Berg recently published.
It will take place in the Lehrinstitut Bencic at 19:00. Miguel Simarro and Robert Schröter also will perform works by Robert Schumann, Antonio Jimenez Manjarrez, César Filguerido Guelbenzu and Joaquin Nin.
Some of works included in this CD will be presented at the concert:
Josep Soler (1935)
Introduction, Fugue und Giga
Fragment of Sonatina
Aus Meditationen Sant Francesc
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Sonata V (unvollendet) für Klavier only
Moreover, on Wednesday June 12 at 20:30 a new concert will be held at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya .
If you are interested going there you can get a discount. You just must print the poster published in this post.
No doubt, another opportunity to attend one of the most important and recent events in the musical state.

Great premiere of “Tientos y batallas” by Gabriel Erkoreka

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on March 5, 2013  |  Leave a comment

Yesterday afternoon, the premiere of Tientos y Batallas, by Gabriel Erkoreka -a piece filled with echoes from the Renaissance- was performed in the Auditorium 400 of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía by the Sax Ensemble, conducted by José Luis Temes.

The newsletter “El Cultural” interviewed the composer moments before the performance. We transcribe the interview below, originally executed by Benjamín Rosado:

Pregunta.- Tras la “resaca” de las vanguardias, ¿qué llama la atención a un compositor de nuestros días de los modos de componer del Renacimiento?

Respuesta.- Para mí no es algo nuevo. En varias ocasiones he hecho referencia a la música renacentista. Por ejemplo, la fascinación por Giovanni Gabrieli me llevó a crear una conexión entre sus cori spezzati, en la Basílica de San Marcos de Venecia, y mi obra HAMAR, que hice para los espacios del Museo Guggenheim en su décimo aniversario.

P.- A partir de 1800 el tiento perdió su popularidad, pero fue recuperado por algunos compositores del siglo XX, como Cristóbal Halffter y Manuel Castillo. ¿Ha tenido en cuenta estas u otras aportaciones más recientes?

R.- He escuchado la magnífica obra para gran orquesta de Cristóbal Halffter en varias ocasiones, pero en la mía hago un acercamiento distinto, como no podía ser de otra manera, debido a la diferencia entre los medios empleados. Mis batallas sólo aluden a Cabanilles y Aguilera de Heredia en algunos pequeños arquetipos melódicos y rítmicos; y sin llegar a ser derrotistas, tienen poco de heroicas.

Mis batallas sólo aluden a Cabanilles y Aguilera de Heredia en algunos pequeños arquetipos melódicos y rítmicos; y sin llegar a ser derrotistas, tienen poco de heroicas.

P.- ¿Hasta qué punto la obra se empapa de los tiempos actuales?

R.- Podría decir que en los tientos se ofrecen unas miradas al pasado a través de lentes distintas, pero en las batallas procuro, en cambio, reflejar el mundo tal cual lo veo a través de mi ventana. La crisis no es de creatividad. Hoy, más que nunca, hay que proteger la música contemporánea, tan vulnerable en estos días, de los ataques externos.

P.- ¿Cuánto tiene esta obra de “estudio”, de aprendizaje técnico?

R.- La obra está escrita para cuarteto de saxofones, piano y percusión, y presenta una variedad de texturas, algunas de naturaleza contrapuntística. Requiere de una cierta ductilidad en la producción del sonido por parte de los saxofones, a menudo en pianissimo en los registros extremos.

P.- El Sax-Ensemble es una singularidad. ¿A qué aspectos sonoros y rítmicos de su universo creativo le ha permitido sacar más partido?

R.- El saxofón es un instrumento muy versátil. En otras obras como Duduk I y II lo he relacionado con el oboe armenio, o en Yidaki con el didjeridú australiano. En este caso hay una oposición entre el tratamiento de los saxofones por un lado, que en general funcionan como un consort de cornettos y sacabuches, y el piano y la percusión, que exageran ese mundo en cuestiones de dinámica y registro.

P.- Dice en las notas del programa que “de la oposición entre tradición e innovación nace un nuevo orden formal, no exento de cierto dramatismo”. ¿A qué se refiere exactamente?

R.- ¿Eso he dicho? Pues no me toca a mí decirlo, así que ¡ya me estoy arrepintiendo! Lo que sí puede haber en la obra es una oposición entre unas secciones más luminosas y otras más opacas.

P.- ¿Cómo dialoga Tientos y Batallas con el resto de obras del programa Dos generaciones vascas?

R.- Posiblemente surja un diálogo con las otras obras del programa, pero no ha sido buscado, al menos conscientemente. En efecto, se da la circunstancia de que todas las obras son de compositores vascos, pero también hay que decir que faltan muchos nombres, tanto de una generación como de otra.

P.- ¿Qué otros proyectos le ocupan estos días?

R.- Tengo entre manos dos obras de cámara, y en breve me pondré con una obra de gran formato para piano solo, mi instrumento, que me apetece mucho. Paralelamente sigo con mis clases de composición en Musikene, y con la coordinación del Ciclo de Conciertos de Música Contemporánea Fundación BBVA en Bilbao, que está teniendo una gran aceptación entre el público.

Feliu Gasull at the Nacional Auditorium of Madrid

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on March 1, 2013  |  2 Comments

Ensayo general Tonades - Feliu Gasull

Today in the afternoon there’s the world premiere of Tonades for voice, guitar and orchestra, in the Nacional Auditorium of Madrid.

The piece consists of a collection of seven peasant songs from Catalunya, Mallorca and Valencia. The unmistakable character of the composer, his irony, craftiness and wit are mirrored into the seven songs filled with mediterranean evocations.

Through a special treatment of the orchestration, the composer makes the popular component of the melodies emerge.

Feliu Gasull gets a direct complicity with his audience, without falling into the predictable. During an interview recorded for RTVE, the composer commented: “We have been a lifetime ignoring the south, always looking at the center of Europe, and I didn’t want to miss what the south offers to us, that is brutal.”

The Nacional Orchestra of Spain, conducted by Josep Pons, Feliu Gasull as the guitar soloist and the singer Silvia Pérez Cruz -newest Best Song of the Goya Awards 2013- will be the responsibles to perform the three concerts programed for this weekend.

The appointments are today and tomorrow (march 1st and 2nd) at 19:30, and the next sunday (march 3rd) at 11:30.

Pepita Jiménez in Argentina

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on October 11, 2012  |  5 Comments

Two versions of the opera Pepita Jiménez (Isaac Albéniz) are included in TRITÓ’s catalogue . The original English libretto was written by Francis Money-Coutts which and was based on a novel by Juan Valera.

In our first edition, the editor, José de Eusebio, worked with the third version from 1904 . The second version was edited by Borja Mariño who worked with the second version from 1896 (premiered in Prague).

On next October 28 th, the Teatro Argentino de la Plata will host three premieres: the American premiere of Pepita Jiménez, the world premiere of our second edition and the first performance in Argentina of a staging by Calixto Bieito.

The musical conductor will be Manuel Coves and the cast is formed by Nicola Beller Carbone conform, Enrique Ferrer, Adriana Mastrángelo, Victor Torres, Jose Antonio Garcia, Sebastian Angulegui, Francisco and Juan Pablo Labourdette Bugallo with the Coro y orquesta estables del Teatro Argentino.

The Argentinian premiere of Pepita Jiménez Argentina is possible thanks to the collaboration of Teatros del Canal (Madrid) and the Teatro Argentino de la Plata.

We look forward to receive good news from the Argentinian premiere of one of the most unknown and best scenycal works by Albeniz.

“Zigor” and “Fuegos” conducted by Pierre-André Valade

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on October 10, 2012  |  Leave a comment

The Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, under the batom of Pierre-André Valade, one of the most important  worldwide specialists in modern and contemporary repertoire, will offer a special concert on Thursday October 11 at 8 pm at the Teatro Campos Elíseos de Bilbao.
The program includes the premiere of Fuegos in Euskadi by  Gabriel Erkoreka which received the Queen Sofia Prize for Composition in 2008 and the premiere of the Symphonic Fragments of Zigor, Escudero Francisco Opera.
There will be also performed, El silencio de las piedras by Jesús Echevarría and Cobermòrum de J. Vicente Egea.
It is possible to purchase tickets at the website of the theater.

Our composers in the 2012/2013 CNDM season

Posted by Soledad Sánchez Bueno on June 11, 2012  |  Leave a comment

The 2012-2013 season of CNDM in Spain presents a program of more than 102 concerts and pedagogycal activities.

Every year the CNDM ask for works to the most important composers in Spain. In this year we will be attend to the premiere of Tientos by Gabriel Erkoreka.

In words of the CNDM organizers  the cycle Series 20/21:  ”As happened last year, the choice of composers has been made in an open and agreed with the performers, fleeing on purpose of personal style or prevailingtendencies”

One of the concerts that will be presented on the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), the Arbós Trio will performance Trio (2001) that the composer Jesús Torres devoted to this group. TRITÓ is pleased to detect that one of his composers is always present on the festivals of contemporary music.

As happened last year, the choice of composers has been made in an open and agreed with the performers, fleeing on purpose of personal style or prevailing tendencies.

In the other hand and also in the program is included L’infinit by Jesus Rueda. It will be performed on the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia.

These are just some of the interesting proposals CNDM season.  We suggest you consult the program of the season CNDM to avoid getting lost any proposal of interest.

Yo, Dalí

Posted by Cristina Martí on May 30, 2011  |  2 Comments

On Wednesday 8 June at 8:00 pm, the world premiere of the opera “Yo, Dalí” will take place, to be followed by two further performances on 10 and 11 June at the same time. The work was composed by Xavier Benguerel with a libretto by Jaime Salom and commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Culture to commemorate, in 2004, the centenary of the birth of the Catalan painter Salvador Dalí. The score is published by Tritó Edicions.

The day before the premiere, on 7 June at 7:30 pm, the authors will speak at a conference moderated by Juan Ángel Vela del Campo.

The lead roles in “Yo, Dalí” will be played by Joan Martín-Royo, as Dalí, and Marisa Martins, as Gala. The rest of the cast is made up by Antoni Comas, Carlos Cremades, Vicenç Esteve Madrid, José Antonio García,  Xavier Mendoza, Hasmik Nahapetyan, Alex Sanmartí, Claudia Schneider and Mariano Viñuales, among others, accompanied by the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid and the Choir of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, under the baton of Antonio Fauró.
Miquel Ortega is responsible for the music direction and Xavier Abertí, the stage direction, in this co-production by Operadehoy, the Teatro de La Zarzuela and the Gran Teatro del Liceo.

For further information and tickets: Teatro de la Zarzuela

“Apocalipsis” in the Cuenca Religious Music Week

Posted by Cristina Martí on March 2, 2011  |  Leave a comment

Logo Semana Música Religiosa de CuencaOn 17 April, Palm Sunday, the first public performance of the work Apocalipsis by Jesús Torres, commissioned for the 50th Cuenca Religious Music Week, will take place at the Iglesia de la Merced in the said city. It will be the fourth of the twenty-two concerts programmed from the 16 to 24 of the coming month of April for a musical event now dating back half a century.

The composition is based on texts from the Apocalypse of St John in the New Testament and is intended to be performed by a Gregorian choir with seven members, two mixed choirs with twelve members each, seven percussionists, two pianos, two brass groups (two trumpets, two horns, two tenor trombones, two bass trombones) and one oboe. To this end it will count on to the most important Gregorian choir in Spain, Schola Antiqua, the French choir Accentus, and the Ensemble Residencias, all of them conducted by Nacho de Paz.

The work

While looking forward to the concert in order to discover this new composition by Jesus Torres, we can for the moment disclose that it lasts 49 minutes and consists of seven movements:

I. Vision; II. The seven seals; III. The seven trumpets; IV. The beast; V. Fall of Babylon; VI. The last judgement; VII. The new Jerusalem

The work of Jesús Torres has been published entirely by Editorial Tritó since 2002 and we expect it to be available in our shop in brief.

Now you know: if you live in Cuenca or are lucky enough to spend your Easter holidays there, don’t miss this concert or any of the others scheduled for the 50th Cuenca Religious Music Week.

“El Caserío”, at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao

Posted by Cristina Martí on January 21, 2011  |  Leave a comment

Imagen de la representaciónJanuary 21 and 23 saw the first two of six performances of El Caserío by Jesús Guridi, something we already announced in the this blog a few weeks ago. The venue is the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao (Pza. Arriaga,1), at 20:00 hrs. The other performances will be held on the 25 (reduced prices), 26, 28 and 29 of this month.

The Work

Jesús Guridi Vidaola premiered “El Caserío” – a comic opera in three acts that Tritó plans to publish soon – on 11 November 1926 at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Born in Vitoria he was, however, a musician particularly linked to Bilbao. In this city, at a very young age, he participated in the activities of the famous “El cuartito”, lived, worked and married there, and composed and premiered works such as Mirentxu and Amaya.

Not surprisingly he was a musician who had a deep emotional rapport with the people of Bilbao. Few people have not been moved when listening to Uncle Shanti singing Sasibil or have not smiled on seeing Inosensia netting a boyfriend with the business of “So says mother, Txomin, I have to get my act together.” Because although the libretto was written by a Spaniard from Oviedo with his roots in La Mancha, Federico Romero, and a native of Madrid, Guillermo Fernández-Shaw, El Caserío is inherently linked to the sentiments of the people of Bilbao and the history of this theatre. For this reason, the Teatro Arriaga has decided to once again stage the operetta. The stage direction is by the young actor and director Paul Viar Bilbao, set design by Daniel Bianco, and costumes by Jesus Ruiz. The Rossini Choir and the Bilbao Philharmonia, directed by Miquel Ortega, and the extraordinary cast, promise a new triumph for this delightful work.

Show credits
Music: Jesús Guridi
Libretto: Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernández-Shaw
Music direction: Miquel Ortega
Stage direction: Pablo Viar
Set design: Daniel Bianco
Costume design: Jesús Ruiz
Performers: Ángel Ódena, Marta Ubieta, Mikeldi Atxalandabasolo, Itxaro Mentxaka, Alberto Núñez, Izaskun Kintana, Antonio Rupérez, Jon Ariño
Orchestra: Bilbao Philarmonia
Coro Rossini

This is a Teatro Arriaga production, coproduced by the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo

For further information and tickets visit the Teatro Arriaga website.

Premiere of the musical Amadeu

Posted by Cristina Martí on January 20, 2011  |  2 Comments

Amadeo Vives (1871-1932) was one of the great zarzuela composers. The creator of Doña Francisquita, “Maruxa”, Bohemios and operettas such as La Generala was born in Barcelona and triumphed and died in Madrid. Albert Boadella pays tribute to him in Amadeu, a show that will be premiered at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid next Friday 21 January, with stage direction by Albert Boadella, and running until 13 February.

With Antoni Comas playing the role of Amadeo Vives, this “biting” musical, as described by Boadella, is woven from fragments of “Doña Francisquita”, “Bohemios”, “La generala” and “Maruxa”, together with coplas and erotic songs written in the composer’s youth, which will be performed by Yolanda Marín, Auxiliadora Toledano, Lola Casariego, Joana Thome, Israel Lozano and Francisco Corujo, accompanied by the Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid under the baton of Miguel Roa and Manuel Coves.

Plot

A Barcelona newspaper commissions a young journalist, who is a fan of hard rock, to write an article about the great zarzuela composer Amadeo Vives. The young journalist’s exploration of the life of the famous Catalan musician, whom he didn’t even know existed, prompts him to imagine the life and work of Vives in reality. In a plot that move to and fro between dramatic and humoristic, excerpts from zarzuelas such as Doña Francisquita, Bohemios, Maruxa and La Generala are presented, as well as coplas and erotic songs written in the composer’s youth. As his imaginary relationship with Vives grows deeper, the young journalist who was previously so keen on hard rock reviews his ideas on art, life and politics.

For further information see the Teatros del Canal website

Ara Malikian presents his latest CD

Posted by Marcel Soleda on November 23, 2010  |  Leave a comment

Ara_malikian_violin_concertoFollowing the magnificent reception given to his latest recording by both the critics and the public, Ara Malikian now presents the CD “Spanish Romantic Violin Concertos” at the FNAC in Valencia.

The CD includes two extraordinary violin concertos by the composers Tomás Bretón and Jesús de Monasterio, concertos composed in the shadow of Pablo Sarasate. The two works are also very good examples of the influence of Central European symphonism in Spain. This is the first time these concertos have been recorded.

You can listen to them here…

For further information see: www.fnac.com and www.laguiago.com

Casablancas debuts “Dove of Peace”, homage to Picasso

Posted by Toni Cruanyes on May 19, 2010  |  Leave a comment

Dove of Peace. Homage to Picasso Hill will be premiered on 19 May at the Cornerstone, Hope Everton, Great Hall of Liverpool, by the clarinettist Nicholas Cox and the Ensemble 10/10 under the baton of Clark Rundell.

This work, which is his chamber concerto nº 1 for clarinet and chamber orchestra, is fruit of a commission from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The fact that the date of the premiere coincided with the celebration of a major exhibition devoted to Picasso at the Tate Liverpool prompted the composer to envisage his work as a homage to the much-admired Spanish artist.

With this piece, the author once again explores one of his passions, which has become a constant in his oeuvre, and this is the dialogue with other artistic languages, poetry and literature, and especially painting, whose echo we can recognize in pieces like Alter Klang, Impromptu for orchestra after poems by Paul Klee (2006) or Four Darks in Red, based on the work of Rothko, and recently premiered in New York..

This work is Casablancas’ first incursion into the concertante genre.

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.

Premiere of Hypermusic Prologue, by Hèctor Parra

Posted by Marcel Soleda on June 11, 2009  |  Leave a comment

Sunday 14 June saw the premiere of “Hypermusic Prologue, a projective opera in seven planes” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, a work by the composer Hèctor Parra with a libretto by the well-known professor of theoretical physics from Harvard University, Lisa Randall.

It is new style of opera, a unique project for intercommunication between science, music and art. In this work the traditional form of opera is explored to generate a form of dramatic expression suited to the 21st century, its ideas and creative processes, including recent research into physics and its parallelisms with music and art.

Hypermusic Prologue was commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), the Centre Pompidou itself, and the Department of Culture of the Catalan Government.

The same production will be presented at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona on 27 and 28 de November.

Information about its premiere on the Catalan Television…

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