A delightful new work… Muñiz’s colorful orchestration of the piece makes exemplary use of all the musicians to create distinct portraits of three cities at night: Chicago, St. Joseph and Miami… the work sparkles with life and joy. [World Premiere of Piano Concerto No. 2, “American Nights”]
[The Piano Quintet] stands out for its originality in the use of elements of American folklore… Muniz uses in an imaginative way rhythmic and melodic elements that are inspired in American folklore, with a timbral variety of intriguing colors, in a work of flexible harmonies and well-defined structure… [World Premiere of Piano Quintet No. 2, “The Mississippi”]
Excellent work…a masterly writing. [World Premiere of Piano Quintet No. 2, “The Mississippi”]
[English Translation] In closing, we have the exhilarating and experimental La Nueche de San Xuán by Jorge Muñiz, where the expressive resources of the flute are used in all possibilities, in a search for the most barbarian expressive intensity.
[English Translation] Among all the musical commemorations of the bicentennial of Jovellanos, [Oda a Jovellanos] possesses a stylistic will appropriate to our time and it has been written with the intention to survive beyond the bicentennial. Instead of the mere intention of praise that these homage-cantatas usually inspire, Oda a Jovellanos is a work presented with more complex imagery of the writer from Gijón, shown as non-conformist, rebel, imprisoned by the circumstances, and in love with his homeland and his people.
Muñiz has written a magnificent requiem… An undertaking as ambitious as Requiem for the Innocent could come off pretentious, naive or unwieldy. Instead, Muñiz has a creation that is profound, mature and well-proportioned.