Notes & Reviews:
Miami-based Orlando Jacinto García, born in Havana, Cuba in 1954 studied with Morton Feldman. He has inherited some of Feldman's concerns: his music likewise evolves gradually over slow-moving spans of time, unfolding like the leaves of a plant, generating colors as with the gentle turning of a kaleidoscope. The elegiac Auschwitz (they will never be forgotten), a meditation for chorus and orchestra, captures something of the infinite sorrow evoked by the memory of such institutionalized cruelty. Varadero Memories is an abstract recollection of a Cuban beach where as a child he spent time with his grandparents. The hypnotic In Memoriam Earle Brown pays elegant understated tribute to a seminal figure in American modernism. This CD welcomes Grammy-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier to the Toccata Classics roster of artists. Mr. Serebrier is one of most recorded classical artists in history: he has now made over 300 hundred recordings and received 37 Grammy nominations in recent years. The Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra gave its first concert in 1991 and performs a wide range of Spanish, international and contemporary repertoire.
American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Auschwitz (They Will Never be Forgotten) is an elegy. Varadero Memories "is an abstract recollection of a Cuban beach" where Garcia spent time in his childhood. In Memoriam Earle Brown is better. If you're interested in Feldman's legacy, you may be interested in this composer. Sound is fair at best; notes are in English.