Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo III
Centro Federico García Lorca
Thursday 8 July 20:00 Chamber music concert
Chamber Music


Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo

Diego García Rodríguez, conductor



Crumb-Lorca Project V


George Crumb (1929)

Night Music I (soprano, piano/celesta and percussion. 1963, rev. 1976)

Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II) (soprano and piano. 2009)

Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death (baritone, guitar, double bass, piano and percussion. 1968)

Cycle in co-production with the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical

In collaboration with the Centro Federico García Lorca

Concert with no interval

The Crying of the Guitar Begins

Here concludes the triptych of the Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo dedicated to George Crumb with the second part of the Spanish Songbooks, Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death and Night Music I. Let the latter serve as an example of the poems of La luna asoma (The moon shows up) with its aura of almost ecstatic lyricism, and the intense and sardonic Gacela de la terrible presencia (Gazelle of the terrible appearance) for Crumb’s maxim of “enhancing Lorca’s surrealist images through highly colourful chromaticism and unusual juxtapositions of tone, register, and rhythmic forms.” This is the point from which the American composer started to put music to Lorca’s poetry with a total of twelve works that will have been performed throughout these six days at the Federico García Lorca Centre.