I. Los políticos II. La Leocadia III. Aquelarre 2016 marks the hundredth anniversary of the untimely death of Enrique Granados, one of the greatest Spanish pianists and composers of his time. After the premiere of his opera Goyescas in New York, and with tickets in hand for his ship voyage back to Spain, he received […]
An American Sketch Book, scored for violin and guitar, features a diverse selection of American music genres, all integrated within a work that represents a journey in sketches through America’s recent history of its vernacular. In each movement each genre transforms itself from its traditional version into one with a more contemporary angle. Through its three […]
In one movement and two sections, the second string quartet offers an expressive canvas that is a musical portrait of expressive melodic lines and textures and quasi-impressionist colors.
Composed in three movements, the piano quintet is a work of vast Spanish imprint in style, rhythm, and melodic quality.
This work is a first study in ensemble performance for flute, piano and string quartet, of abstract fabric and very contrasting textural overlappings.
“Flora Prieto” Composition Prize This sonata is articulated in four movements (Preamble, Song, Mascharade, and Scherzo) with both great rhythmic vivacity as well as lyricism.
4th Prize, SGAE Young Composers Competition, 1997 Designed in three movements, this concerto features a very virtuosic part of the soloist, which joins an ensemble both acoustic and electronic. The digital tape and the seven accompanying instruments present a first movement of great interaction and energy. The second movement is dedicated to the memory of […]
“Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero” Prize 1997 A journey to the past mythology of Iceland. Three tragic stories by Rev. Skúli Gíslason (Modolfo de Modolfsfell, Skotta y Mori, and Death and Cold is Death) articulate this work for a very diverse ensemble of organ, flute, oboe, trumpet, horn and trombone.
A short, very expressive composition in the memory of my grandfather, Baldomero Salas.
Designed in two movements, this work is an etude in ensemble and collaboration. A slow introduction is followed by a vibrant tarantella.
Divided in four movements, In the Carnegie Museum of Art helps us experience an imaginary visit to this museum of modern art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Four abstract paintings are depicted in this composition: Elke (1996) – Picture by Georg Baselitz Elke in armchair – Picture by Georg Baselitz Untitled 2 (1986) – Picture by Brice Marden Untitled (1960) – […]
This work is designed in three sections that explore contrasting textures of the ensemble. The vibrant rhythm of the first and last sections is opposed to an ethereal and ghostly central section based on clusters of harmonics in all strings. Overall, the work has a very organic quality based on the few main motives presented […]
Novecento is a personal view of the 20th Century in three movements. With this work, the composer reflects on three fundamental aspects of the development of this century:stability, more or less enduring, more or less broad, contrast between different groups and different forms, and technology, without any doubt what has push the widest and fastest advancement (and sometimes regression) […]
A short work for two violoncellos designed to present, not a dialog between the instruments, but two sides of the same argument, or monologue.
Written in three contrasting movements, this work for cello and piano combines the tradition of Russian liturgical singing with the virtuosity of the cello and the piano.
The fabric of this work has been completely immersed in the colors of the homeland of the composer, Asturias, in Northern Spain. The composer is presenting a very personal and intimate view of this land, its customs and landscapes. The imagery is not presented literally, but as memories and dreams, which as the music progresses […]
The Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, “Amabile sonata” is the composer’s tribute to the genius of Johannes Brahms. While the essence of his music pervades the whole work, this sonata shows yet the composer’s own perceptions on the master’s music. Divided in two sections, it mirrors the first movement of Brahms’s G Major […]
Libera me was commissioned in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on March 11, 2004 in Madrid. The work is inspired by the final absolution text of the requiem mass. My aim was to compose a piece for violin and piano that respectfully keeps the memory of the innocents who lost their lives on […]
This work was created as a reflection on Germinal, a literary work by Emile Zola. The drama of a coal-mining town that starts a strike in search of better living conditions turns out to be the downfall of the main characters in the novel, Catherine and Etienne. Structured in two movements, the first movement explores the […]
String Quartet No. 4 is a work in seven movements, composed as a reflection on the last seven words of Christ in the cross. These are the titles of the movements: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise. […]