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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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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
On the next Sunday September 8th is the deadline for registration to participate in the XI Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition that is organized by the Cadaqués Orchestra. The Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition is open to conductors of all nationalities born after 20 December 1977.
In this edition the jury will be composed by the conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Lutz Köhler, Joji Hattori and Jaime Martín (main conductor of the Gävle Symfoniorkester and main conductor of the Cadaques Orchestra). Also will be part of the jury François Bou, manager of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Cristina Rocca, artistic manager of the Orchestre National de France, Louwrens Langevoort, artistic manager of the concert room Köhlner Philharmonie, and the Cadaques Orchestra.
We would like to remind you that the first prize is a tour of concerts during three years conducting the orchestres that collaborate with the Cadaqués Orchestra International Competition. This contest has been a decisive step in the career of great conductors as Pablo González, Vasily Petrenko or Gianandrea Noseda; all of them are now working with some of the best orchestras on the world.
The bases can be found directly in the web of the XI Cadaques Orchestra International Conducting Competition.
After 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.