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VILLA-ROJO: Concierto plateresco / Serenata / Concierto 2

Composer(s):Villa-Rojo, Jesus
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.570443
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Jesús Villa-Rojo is one of the most dynamic figures on the Spanish music scene today. Almost all Villa-Rojo’s works of the last twenty years or more feature certain constants originating from Spanish musical tradition, some melodic or modal, others based in specific intervals or colours. In the Concierto plateresco, he filters these through the prism of the Renaissance, a high-point in Spanish cultural and artistic history. Written in 2004 to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Reina Sofía Chamber Orchestra, the sparkling Serenata too has points of reference in musical history, both past and present. Concierto 2, for cello – here given in its revised version, with string orchestra – is a key work in Villa-Rojo's

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Review By ,Scherzo,May 2008


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Review By David Denton, Naxos,February 2008

The world knows precious little regarding avant garde Spanish composers, Jesus Villa-Rojo being one its most charismatic and influential figures. Born in 1940, his early adult musical educated took place in Madrid before moving to Italy. Though certainly music of our time which toys with atonality, Villa-Rojo has retained links with the established traditions of Spain. The single movement, Concierto plateresco, for oboe and strings, takes its inspiration from the rich ornamentation that was part of the architectural style in the period known as plasterique. Completed in 1997, with the soloist hardly stopping for breath, it is a work of intense activity where the oboe performs acrobatics at mercurial tempos. Serenata from 2004 is in the mode of a concerto for

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