A tribute to the poetry of Garcia Lorca "Le Rossignol Andalou" / works by Rodrigo, de Falla, Ferrer et al. performed by choir, soloists & guitar

Audio Samples

>Ferrer, Manuel : Love Songs (3) on texts of Federico Garcia Lorca, for 4 voices
>Falla, Manuel de : Homenaje - M. de Falla
>Lorca, Federico Garcia : Anda, jaleo, for voice & guitar
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152
>Lorca, Federico Garcia : Las Morillas de Jaen, for voice & piano
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Invocacion y Danza for Guitar "Hommage a M de Falla"
>Lorca, Federico Garcia : Sevillanas del siglo XVIII, for voice & piano
>Ferrer, Manuel : Andaluzas (3) on texts of Federico Garcia Lorca, for 4 voices

Album Summary

>Ferrer, Manuel : Love Songs (3) on texts of Federico Garcia Lorca, for 4 voices
>Falla, Manuel de : Homenaje - M. de Falla
>Lorca, Federico Garcia : Anda, jaleo, for voice & guitar
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152
>Lorca, Federico Garcia : Las Morillas de Jaen, for voice & piano
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Invocacion y Danza for Guitar "Hommage a M de Falla"
>Lorca, Federico Garcia : Sevillanas del siglo XVIII, for voice & piano
>Ferrer, Manuel : Andaluzas (3) on texts of Federico Garcia Lorca, for 4 voices
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On this fascinating album, Ensemble Chronochromie pays musical homage to one of the greatest poets of the 20th century - Federico Garcia Lorca. The disc's program of works for choir, soloists and guitar includes the poet's own compositions as well as those of his teacher Manuel de Falla in addition to works by Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Ferrer. The guitar, a staple of flamenco and the music of Andalusia in general, is featured in Rodrigo's Invocación y danza, written in honor of de Falla. The featured soloist is Benjamin Valette.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
Also interspersed in the program are two guitar solos, Falla's Homenaje to Debussy, and Rodrigo's daunting Invocacion y Danza. Valette's playing is clean, but rather unimaginative. While I'd enjoy these in a concert recital, they can't compete against the current crop of recordings. Compare the electrifying performance of the Rodrigo by Xuefei Yang (M/J 2011).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio La Borie, Solignac, France (07/2011/10/2011).



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Works Details

>Ferrer, Manuel : Love Songs (3) on texts of Federico Garcia Lorca, for 4 voices
  • Performer: Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jean-Michel Hasler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Chronochromie
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1997

>Falla, Manuel de : Homenaje - M. de Falla
  • Performer: Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Federico García Lorca (Poet) (1898 - 1936) : Anda, jaleo, for voice & guitar
  • Performers: Mélodie Ruvio; Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152
  • Performer: Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951

>Federico García Lorca (Poet) (1898 - 1936) : Las Morillas de Jaén, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Mélodie Ruvio; Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Invocación y Danza for Guitar "Hommage a M de Falla"
  • Performer: Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Federico García Lorca (Poet) (1898 - 1936) : Sevillanas del siglo XVIII, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Mélodie Ruvio; Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ferrer, Manuel : Andaluzas (3) on texts of Federico Garcia Lorca, for 4 voices
  • Performer: Benjamin Valette (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1997