The Lorca Suite was composed 1973, as a result of the composer’s love for the poetry of Federico García Lorca. He always felt those poems to be geographically distant, yet close in atmosphere — that of mysticism, of nature, of strong metaphers with taste of boold and earth. That atmosphere — its variations in the four poems — was the starting point of the composition. Only the last song, Malagueña, has any markedly ‘Spanish’ charasteristics. (Its central chord is that formed by guitar strings). The rest are settings without any national flavour. Rather they are international, as is probably most significant poetry, music, art.
(writer unknown) Instrumentation
Vocal and Choral Works Language
Es Opus no.
op. 72 Lyricist
Federico Garcia Lorcaa Premiere
Espoo, 1973 Movements
1. Canción de jinete (Ratsulaulu), 2. El grito (Huuto), 3. La luna asoma (Kuu nousee), 4. Malagueña
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