Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla
Subtitle: Cuadros Sinfónicos (Symphonic Pictures)
Duration: c. 22:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editorial RCE
Cost: Score and Parts – Unknown
1. El Grito del Palleter – 5:37
2. Pescadoras Valencianas – 3:35
3. Sol de la Tarde – 4:20
4. Las Grupas – 5:20
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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land. This work by Adam Ferrero, whose title translates as "Homage to Joaquin Sorolla," describes four of Sorolla's paintings in music.
I. El Grito del Palleter (The cry of palleter) To set to music the paintings of this Valencian master means entering a world of light, color, harmony, chromaticism, poetic impression, aesthetic and dynamic proportions, etc. The music shows the "Palleter" with his huge personality, his famous cry, his spirit and intimate reflection. This movement intends to convey the inspiring message through all details that come together in this painting.
II. Pescadoras Valencianas (Valencian fisherwomen.) The vigor of the first painting contrasts with that of Valencian Fisherwomen where the music and the picturesqueness join together smoothly, softly, quiet ly. The English horn present the main theme with subsequent re-exposition throughout the whole ensemble.
III. Sol de la Tarde (Afternoon sun) The "Evening Sun" painting is presented through the music with an impressionistic start and then with a pesante movement of the main theme which recalls the leisurely pace of the oxen and fishermen at sea.
IV. Las Grupas (Rumps) The latter movement, inspired in the "Rumps" painting (preserved in the Hispanic Society of New York) merges the vigorous rhythm, delicate harmonies, the description of the party and the Mediterranean flavor that at all times Sorolla evokes and that has led him to the fame of the great universal artists.
- Program Note from WASBE
- Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla has been recommended as interesting, serious and distinctive music by members of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).
- Audio CD: Swedish Wind Ensemble (Christian Lindberg, conductor) -2012
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- Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Valencia (Spain) (Rafael Sanz-Espert, conductor) – 13 July 2019 - WASBE Conference (Buñol, Spain)
Works for Winds by this Composer
- 9 d'Octubre (arr. Albors) (2007)
- El Dos de Mayo en Madrid (2007)
- Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla (1988)
- Impresiones Festeras
- Tierra Mitica
- "Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla," World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) website Accessed 4 January 2016
- Joaquín Sorolla, Wikipedia Accessed 4 January 2016