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Spanish-American Songs: Works of Rodolfo Halffter, Ponce, Mompou et al. / Jessica Rivera, soprano; Mark Carver, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Marinero en tierra, Op. 27: No. 1, Qué altos los balcones $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Marinero en tierra, Op. 27: No. 2, Casadita $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Marinero en tierra, Op. 27: No. 3, Siempre que sueño las playas $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Marinero en tierra, Op. 27: No. 4, Verano $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Marinero en tierra, Op. 27: No. 5, Gimiendo por ver el mar $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Combat del somni: No. 1, Damunt de tu només les flors $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Combat del somni: No. 2, Aquesta nit un mateix vent $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Combat del somni: No. 3, Jo et pressentia com la mar $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Combat del somni: No. 4, Fes me la vida transparent $0.99 on iTunes
  10. 5 Canciones para niños: No. 1, El caballito $0.99 on iTunes
  11. 5 Canciones para niños: No. 4, Canción de cuna $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 5 Canciones para niños: No. 3, Canción tonta $0.99 on iTunes
  13. 5 Canciones para niños: No. 2, Las cinco horas $0.99 on iTunes
  14. 5 Canciones para niños: No. 5, El lagarto $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Estrellita $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Serenata mexicana $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Por el valle de las rosas $0.99 on iTunes
  18. 6 Canciones: I. Canción del naranjo seco $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 6 Canciones: IV. Canción de jinete $0.99 on iTunes
  20. 6 Canciones: VI. Alba $0.99 on iTunes
  21. 2 Canciones: No. 1, Arrullo $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Las horas de una estancia, Op. 11: No. 1, El alba $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Las horas de una estancia, Op. 11: No. 2, La mañana $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Las horas de una estancia, Op. 11: No. 3, El mediodía $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Las horas de una estancia, Op. 11: No. 4, La tarde $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Las horas de una estancia, Op. 11: No. 5, La noche $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Primavera $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Elegía $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Halffter, Rodolfo : Marinero en tierra, songs for voice & piano, Op. 27
>Mompou, Federico : Combat del somni, 5 songs for voice & piano
>Revueltas, Silvestre : Cinco Canciones para Niños y Dos Canciones Profanas (7), song cycle for voice & chamber orchestra
>Ponce, Manuel : Estrellita
>Ponce, Manuel : Serenata mexicana
>Jiménez, Miguel Bernal : Villancico Por el valle de rosas, for voice & piano
>Moreno, Salvador : Canción del naranjo seco, for voice & piano
>Moreno, Salvador : Canción de Jinete
>Moreno, Salvador : Alba, for voice & piano
>Dimas, Blas Galindo : Arrullo, for voice & piano
>Ginastera, Alberto : Las horas de una estancia, for voice & piano, Op. 11
>Mata, Felix : Canciones (2), for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

When listening to the music and poems in this delightfully curated collection, two ideas seem to run through the songs, sleep, dreaming and nostalgia. These ideas are portrayed in different styles and languages exquisitely narrated by Jessica Rivera and flawlessly accompanied by Mark Carver. The collection travels between Spain and Latin America and includes The song cycle Marinero en Tierra by Rodolfo Halffter (Spain-Mexico), Combat del somni by Frederic Mompou (Catalonia), Cinco canciones de niños by Silvestre Revueltas (Mexico), Dos canciones mexicanas by Manuel M. Ponce (Mexico), Por el valle de rosas by Miguel Bernal Jiménez (Mexico), Tres canciones sobre poemas de Lorca by Salvador Moreno (Mexico), Arrullo by Blas Galindo (Mexico), Las horas de una estancia by Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) y Dos canciones by Félix Mata (Costa Rica) The combined musical intelligence and technical proficiency of Jessica and Mark make of these performances a new reference for each and everyone of the works in this collection. This recording will reveal the treasure that is this repertoire to a new generation of music lovers, at a historical moment when there is a renewed global interest for the culture of Spain and Latin America.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
I enjoyed this program, a nice mix of familiar composers and a few gems that were new to me. I didn't know the music of Spanish composer Rodolfo Halffter (1900-87), whose brother and nephew were also composers, but I'm glad to now. The cycle Marinero en Tierra reminded me of the Falla Siete Canciones Populares, songs I've heard a lot recently, and so it was nice to hear something new. The Halffter songs are unmistakably Spanish, with familiar turns and phrasing, but sound fresh. Rivera really shines is in the delicately introspective Catalan songs by Mompou. The music is gentle and haunting, and Rivera and Carver perform with sensitivity. A terrific program - great performances of interesting music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts U (05/2013-06/2013).



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Works Details

>Halffter, Rodolfo : Marinero en tierra, songs for voice & piano, Op. 27
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mompou, Federico : Combat del somni, 5 songs for voice & piano
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1951

>Revueltas, Silvestre : Cinco Canciones para Niños y Dos Canciones Profanas (7), song cycle for voice & chamber orchestra
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1939.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1939

>Ponce, Manuel : Estrellita
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1913

>Ponce, Manuel : Serenata mexicana
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jiménez, Miguel Bernal : Villancico Por el valle de rosas, for voice & piano
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Moreno, Salvador : Canción del naranjo seco, for voice & piano
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Moreno, Salvador : Canción de Jinete
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Moreno, Salvador : Alba, for voice & piano
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dimas, Blas Galindo : Arrullo, for voice & piano
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 19th Century

>Ginastera, Alberto : Las horas de una estancia, for voice & piano, Op. 11
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Mata, Felix : Canciones (2), for voice & piano
  • Performers: L. Carver (Piano); Jessica Rivera (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary