Reflections on Silvestre Revueltas
Working on Spanish repertoire –the music with which I started my career as a conductor– has helped me to understand the music of all cultures.
Victoria, Falla and the Spanish tradition
Tomas Luis de Victoria is a product of the Siglo de Oro (“The Golden Century”) when Spain was the dominant European nation, Philip II was the powerful Spanish king – and Victoria was Europe’s greatest composer.
De Músicos y Poetas in Spanish
The following program notes were originally written in Spanish on the occasion of a concert with the Córdoba Orchestra that took place on May 21, 1998.
Spain's Musical Exile and its Legacy
It is generally known that in the 1920s and early ’30s, Spain’s cultural production was in a moment of extraordinary splendour; one might simply cite the names of García Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí, or Picasso –all of whom were coming into artistic maturity in precisely these years-as evidence of this renaissance.
Picasso y el Ballet in Spanish
From his first adventure in Parade (1917) to his most committed in Mercure (1924), Picasso, fascinated since he was a child with the world of costume and spectacle –the circus and the bulls in the foreground– is going to live an idyll with the ballet.