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A Grammy for Jordi Savall

Posted by Cristina Martí on February 15, 2011  |  Leave a comment

Jordi SavallThe musicologist and orchestral conductor Jordi Savall has won the Grammy for the “Best Small Ensemble Performance” with his work “Dinastía Borgia. Iglesia y Poder en el Renacimiento” (The Borgia Dynasty – Church & Power in the Renaissance).

This work, which Savall conceived as a homage to the Valencian dynasty of the Borgia family, competed for the award with four other candidates: “Ceremony and devotion, music for The Tudors”, by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen; “Trondheimsolistene, In Folk Style”, by Ovynd Gimse and Geir Inge Lotsberg; “Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah”, by Peter Philips and The Tallis Scholars; and “Eric Whitacre: Choral Music”, by Noel Edison.

Thus, Savall receives recognition for his work with the ensemble Hespèrion XXI and the La Capella Reial de Catalunya, whose members are Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó, Furio Zanasi, Josep Piera and Francisco Rojas.

Source: Diario digital siglo XXI

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…

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Hypermusic Prologue and Hèctor Parra in Accents

Posted by Leticia Martin on May 6, 2009  |  Leave a comment

Issue no. 38 of the review Accents published by the Ensemble Intercontemporain is dedicated to Hèctor Parra’s Hypermusic Prologue.

Hypermusic Prologue is a unique project for intercommunication between science, music and art. It explores the traditional opera form in order to generate a type of dramatic expression for the 21st century, its ideas and creative processes, including recent research into physics and its parallelisms in music and art.

The main character, a composer and scientist, experiences deep tension between his “earthly love” and his “passion for knowledge”. This tension is built up dramatically through the contradictions between his life with his lover, limited in space and time, and his conviction that there is a much bigger world waiting to be explored.

This opera represents an opportunity to foster the search for more expressive forms for the drama and the musical possibilities. Its object is to find aesthetic structural connections through sound between that most abstract of the arts – music – and the highest concepts of theoretical physics, as researched by Lisa Randall and others. We hope the result will be a novel and fascinating creative experience.

The review is free and can be downloaded here.

Hèctor Parra, winner of the Premio Tendències award for up-and-coming creators

Posted by Leticia Martin on February 5, 2009  |  Leave a comment

The composer Hèctor Parra (Barcelona, 1976) has had a good start to 2009, a year that is going to confirm him as one of the most important Spanish composers on the international scene. On 19 January he received the Premio Tendencies for the outstanding, up-and-coming creator of the year in Catalonia, awarded by the Catalan edition of the newspaper El Mundo.

The composer was thrilled to win this prize, in particular because it represents recognition of his work in his home city, something that up till now has been more evident abroad. A good example of the interest this composer is arousing is the programming of his opera Hypermusic Prologue by the Teatre Liceo in Barcelona, undoubtedly his most ambitious work to date. This opera, with a libretto by the American physicist Lisa Randall, was commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, and will be premiered in that city before coming to the Barcelona theatre.

Madrid has also just recently been the venue for a concert with works by Hèctor Parra. As part of the programming of Musicadhoy the Ensemble Recherche played his works Abîme- Antigona IV, String Trio and Piano Trio nº1: Wortschatten. These works have been recorded by the same ensemble on a monographic CD produced by the Austrian label Kairos in conjunction with Caja Madrid.

The Filmoteca de Catalunya presents “Música per a cinema” (Music for silent films), by Joan Pineda

Posted by Leticia Martin on January 29, 2009  |  Leave a comment

On Monday 2 February at 19:30h the Filmoteca de Catalunya and Tritó Ediciones will present the CD “Joan Pineda a la Filmoteca: Música per a cinema” (Joan Pineda at the Filmoteca, Music for silent films) in the assembly room of the Palau Marc (Rambla Santa Mònica 8, Barcelona). The presentation act will be hosted by Lluís Falcó, lecturer at the Universidad de Barcelona and an expert on music and cinema, Roc Villas, director of the Filmoteca, and Llorenç Caballero, director of Tritó Ediciones, and will count on the participation of Joan Pineda himself.

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The double CD “Joan Pineda at the Filmoteca, Music for silent films” is a selection of themes that the musician has composed for piano down through the years to accompany the showing of silent films at the Filmoteca de Catalunya. This extensive compilation contains two hours of music consisting of 41 themes that have accompanied 31 film classics, including, for example, The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925), Broken Blossoms (David W. Griffith, 1919), and Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928).

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Joan Pineda i Sirvent studied at the Conservatorio Municipal de Música de Barcelona and although he is a doctor by profession he has won has great national and international prestige as a film musician, especially for the composition of scores for silent films. He has appeared regularly on radio programmes: in 1960 he made his debut on Radio Barcelona with the programme “Cine sin imágenes” (cinema without pictures) and his appearances on Radio Nacional de España and Radio 4 have enabled him to give film music a wider audience. Pineda is also the composer of various scores for sound films, such as “La otra imagen” (Antoni Ribas, 1973), “La respuesta / M’enterro en els fonaments” (Josep Ma. Forn, 1975), “La muerte del escorpión” (Gonzalo Herralde, 1976), and “Alícia a l’Espanya de les Meravelles” (Jordi Feliu, 1979).

He has won various awards in recognition of his work, among which particular mention should be made of the Prize of the Public at the XXV Semana Internacional de Cinema de Barcelona (Internatinal Cinema Week) in1983, the Premio Centro de Investigaciones Cinematográficas (centre for film research prize), from the Universidad de Barcelona (1990), the Premio Sant Jordi (1992), the Premio Altaveu (Sant Boi de Llobregat) (1995) and the Premio Cuaderno de Música in the Catalan  ambit (Fundació Amics de les Artes i de les Lletres de Sabadell) in 1995.

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

A talk with Lisa Randall

Posted by Marcel Soleda on December 15, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Yesterday published in The Boston Globe, an interview with Lisa Randall about her present project: the opera Hypermusic Prologue, by Hèctor Parra.

Read the whole interview…

Hèctor Parra and Lisa Randall: Hypermusic Prologue

Posted by Leticia Martin on December 9, 2008  |  2 Comments

At beginnings of 2008 the DLD (Digital, Live, Design) Conference in Munich provided a platform for the music of composer Hèctor Parra. DLD is one of the world’s leading showcases for digital design and interactions between art, science and technology, with the presence of many of the top names in this new network of creativity.

Hèctor Parra, the only Spaniard present at the conference, appeared with the artist Matthew Ritchie, the art patron and impresario Francesca von Habsburg and the theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, who is collaborating with Mr Parra on a chamber opera project entitled Hypermusic Prologue.

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Tritó and web 2.0

Posted by Marcel Soleda on November 10, 2008  |  1 Comment

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Manantial de luz by Jesús Torres selected by the UER

Posted by Redacción on February 19, 2008  |  Leave a comment

Each year RNE Radio Clásica selects works for the European Broadcasting Union, and this year’s selection includes Manantial de luz by Jesús Torres. This work was commissioned by the Spanish Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music (CDMC) for its Residencias season and premiered 11 June, 2007. This is a concertante work for piano and six instruments performed by the Ensemble Residencias, on this occasion comprising Trío Arbós, Juanjo Guillem, José Luis Estellés and Paul Cortese. Torres’ music is among the most lucid of our day, in terms of the rigour of his writing and the clarity of his ideas. This selection includes the most outstanding – in terms of performance or musical interest – concerts broadcast and recorded by Radio Clásica. The works selected by the EBU jury will be broadcast by member public radios, thus contributing to the diffusion of contemporary Spanish music.

Hèctor Parra presents his music in Munich

Posted by Redacción on January 28, 2008  |  Leave a comment

The DLD (Digital, Live, Design) Conference in Munich, Germany, provided a platform for the music of composer Hèctor Parra. DLD is one of the world’s leading showcases for digital design and interactions between art, science and technology, with the presence of many of the top names in this new network of creativity. Hèctor Parra, the only Spaniard present at the conference, appeared with the artist Matthew Ritchie, the art patron and impresario Francesca von Habsburg and the theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, who is collaborating with Mr Parra on a chamber opera project.

Tritó at Liber 07

Posted by Redacción on September 28, 2007  |  Leave a comment

Barcelona hosts the 25th LIBER International Book Fair from 3 to 5 October at the Montjuïc Trade Fair Complex, Pavilion 2.   Promoted by the Spanish Federation of Publishers’ Guilds, LIBER is the leading fair in the sector in Spain, as well as being a major event for Hispano-America. Aimed at professionals, it attracts 700 displayers (publishers, literary agents, professional associations, graphic arts and multimedia, suppliers, services) and over 9,000 professionals (booksellers, distributors, writers, agents, editors,  ibrarians, journalists, educators, graphic artists and new technologists) from 50 countries. This year Tritó will be on hand for the first time with its own stand, both as a publisher of scores, music books and recordings, and as a distributor of Catalan, Spanish and Iber-American music, a sector where Tritó aspires to fill a void in the world market. In keeping with the nature of the fair, the products on display at the stand will be mainly in the line of historical music and musicology, while our staff will be available to present the latest releases from the Tritó and Amalgama catalogue. We wish to point out also that special conditions of sale will apply to orders made at the fair.

TRITÓ – SPANISH AND LATIN-AMERICAN MUSIC DISTRIBUTOR Montjuïc 1 Trade Fair Complex, pavilion 2, level 0, stand F 594 Dates: 3 – 5 October 2007 Hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Inauguration of the Auditorio de Música de Valladolid Miguel Delibes.

Posted by Marcel Soleda on April 16, 2007  |  Leave a comment

This past 11 April saw the inauguration of the Auditorio de Música de Valladolid Miguel Delibes. The season opened with a concert featuring the premiere of Apertura, by the Spanish composer Santiago Lanchares, written especially for the occasion.

The Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra, the hall’s resident orchestra, conducted by Alejandro Posada, had the honour of inaugurating this splendid new addition to Spain’s list of concert venues, designed by the architect Ricard Bofill.

Interview with Manuel Garcia Morante at Canal 33

Posted by Marcel Soleda on September 22, 2006  |  Leave a comment

Friday September 22th at 00:00, the TV programme Nydia on Canal 33 ( repeats the interview with Manuel Garcia Morante, on the occasion of the release of the new publication and recording 76 cançons populars catalanes for voice and piano, arranged by the author.

Pablo González wins the Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting Competition

Posted by Marcel Soleda on May 31, 2006  |  Leave a comment

pablo gonzalezBy unanimous decision of the jury presided by Mr. Gennady Rozhdestvensky, the Spanish conductor Pablo González (Oviedo, 1975) has been awarded the first prize in the 8th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition. Second prize went to the Briton Justin Doyle

.As winner, Mr. González will receive 6,000 euros and the invitation to conduct 28 orchestras over the next three years. In the final round, which was held at L’Auditori de Barcelona, Messrs. González and Doyle each conducted works by Mozart and Beethoven plus a score commissioned for the competition, Ttakun, by Ramón Lazkano.

The Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting Competition, which is open to conductors under the age of 35, is held every two years. Since its founding, it has grown steadily in prestige and quality. This has also led to an increase in the number of applicants, which this year reached 182.

Le Monde acclaims Parra’s latest premiere

Posted by Marcel Soleda on December 20, 2005  |  Leave a comment

This past 16 December the Pompidou Centre in Paris hosted the premiere of Chamber Symphony Quasikristall, a chamber symphony with electronics by the Barcelona composer Hèctor Parra. Here is a comment from the press:

The Ensemble Intercontemporain and the IRCAM present the result of the commissions for ensemble with or without electronics. [...] Written for sixteen instruments and electronics, Chamber Symphony-Quasikristall, by the Spaniard Hèctor Parra (born 1976), advances through sequences of impeccably drawn lines and lively content. A stunning achievement.

LE MONDE | 18.12.2005

New design for the Tritó website

Posted by Marcel Soleda on November 2, 2005  |  Leave a comment

The Tritó website has just updated its format to include both new sections and a notable upgrade in the search engine to facilitate browsing. We hope that these changes will be to the satisfaction of our visitors and customers.

Rueda opera premieres at the Venice Biennalle

Posted by Marcel Soleda on September 30, 2005  |  1 Comment

This 2 and 3 October mark the premiere of a fragment from the opera Orfeo by Jesús Rueda. This work, is commisioned by The Biennalle and the Madrid composer’s first incursion into the genre, will be performed in it entirety in 2007 on the 400th anniversary of what is considered to the first great opera in the history of music, La favola d’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi. Rueda confesses his concern for achieving “an introspective approach to the vocal line, to the singing, to the melody”.

The premiere takes place at the 49th Contemporary Music Festival, part of the Venice Biennalle. The performers include: Antoni Comas, Orfeo; Pilar Jurado, Euridice; Julián Elvira, flutes; with the Community of Madrid Orchestra and Choir conducted by Beat Ferrer. Rueda continues the exploration of the possibilities of the human voice that he started with El viaje múltiple.

Jesús Rueda spanish National music prize 2004

Posted by Marcel Soleda on November 25, 2004  |  2 Comments


The Madrid composer Jesus Rueda has won the 2004 Spanish National Music Prize. The jury, presided by José Antonio Campos, director-general of the Institute for Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), gave Mr Rueda the award for the overall excellence of his music, with special recognition for his recently premiered symphonic and chamber works.

Tritó wishes to extend its warmest congratulations to Mr Rueda for this honour, something which also obliges us to work even harder towards the diffusion and projection of his music. To our friend and composer Jesús Rueda, congratulations.

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