Monodías españolas

  • September 29, 2017
    7:00 pm
Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau
300, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est

Works by Evangelista, Lesage, Macklay.

“… Monodías españolas struck me by its excellent use of the piano.” — Ligeti

Drawn from Spanish folklore as per the works by Albéniz, Granados and Falla, Evangelista explores the popular melodies of his childhood while preserving their monodic forms. The impeccable mastery of the ornamentation and the heterophonic effect creates a surprising polyphonic illusion also glorified in Clos de Vie (Claude vit), a disturbing, fragile work dedicated to the memory of Claude Vivier, Macklay’s Microvariations and Lesage’s Le concert des anachronismes délibérés complete the program.

At 6:15 pm, the public is invited to a round-table discussion featuring composers Denis Gougeon, John Rea, Ana Sokolović and José Evangelista. [Peggy Niloff, translation and adaptation]

Participants

Program

  • Sky Macklay, Microvariations (2016)
  • José Evangelista, Clos de vie (1983)
    electric guitar, banjo, harp, harpsichord, piano, vibraphone, two violins, cello, and double bass
    Commission: SMCQ, with support from the CCA
  • Jean Lesage, Le concert des anachronismes délibérés (2014)
    premiere
  • José Evangelista, Monodías españolas (1989; orch. 1995) (José Evangelista, orchestration)
    piano, and string instrument
    • 1. De laurel es la rama (La Mancha) (orch. 1995)
    • 2. Cuando una madre (Salamanca) (orch. 1995)
    • 3. Valencianes (Valencia) (orch. 1995)
    • 4. Un domingo de mañana (Valencia) (orch. 1995)
    • 5. Codolada (Baleares) (orch. 1995)
    • 6. Sonada de xeremíes (Ibiza) (orch. 1995)
    • 7. Don Pedro (Badajoz) (orch. 1995)
    • 8. Viento, vientinho del Norte (Galicia) (orch. 1995)
    • 9. Aguilando (Valencia) (orch. 1995)
    • 10. Segaba la niña (Salamanca) (orch. 1995)
    • 11. Cançò d’anar a la mar (Valencia) (orch. 1995)
    • 12. El caballero Don Marcos (Cáceres) (orch. 1995)
    • 13. Arada (Salamanca) (orch. 1995)
    • 14. Los set goigs recomptarem (Llibre vermell, Catalunya) (orch. 1995)
    • 15. Camina Don Boyso, mañanita fría (Asturias) (orch. 1995)
    • 16. Baile de la Carrasquilla (Valencia) (orch. 1995)
    • 17. Charrada (Salamanca) (orch. 1995)

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