“Noches en los jardines de España”
“Notable conducting of Gloria Isabel Ramos, very good organized, precise, proving to profoundly know the work. She was able to bring out the Ravel and Debussy footprints hearable in this music, as it is to expect from a musician with her great affinity to xx century and contemporary music, but also the mystery, the atmospheres, and the magic of Andalusian night, and of the rhythms derived from the copla and the flamenco. In the sound, however, there was something strange, it was clearly missing more volume, not being possible to overcome the limitations imposed by the pandemic measures, with distance between musicians and numerous methacrylate walls, against the ones sound smashes, bearing to afford this exuberantly orchestrated works with only 4 cellos and 2 basses.”
« El sombrero de tres picos, Suites 1 and 2 »
“Ramos, nevertheless, accomplished a fabulous version of this work, with visionary construction, transparent textures, clear exposition, the talent to create climax, and still surrendering herself unconditionally to the rhythmic impetus of the dances, culminating in a vibrant “Jota final”, intense, brilliant.”_______
for large symphony orchestra
The existential question.
... why isn’t always life the result of our actions and efforts and expecting?
… why remains hidden to us, the impenetrable mechanism behind life and its incomprehensible happenings?
…is there maybe an unalterable force, a fix fate, an already written story, against which we don’t have any power?
This music is being written to enhance and lighten the meanings of this eternal question, exposed in the works which build the frame of this concert:
Beethoven's 5th, with its fate significance and obsessive deepness.
And music of Wagner, who was looking for answers to this subject in the ancient Asian philosophy, writing essays about, and weaving it in his opera plots and his always overwhelming and powerful music.
Music of our times
for our times