De Juarez a Maximiliano

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Arturo Márquez

Arturo Marquez

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General Info

Year: 2006 / 2016
Duration: c. 7:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

In an interview with La Jornada, Márquez -- who enjoys great popularity for his series of danzones -- explains that his is a narrative piece lasting seven minutes, in which the details that Juárez developed in the aforementioned text follow in a musical way. “It’s a kind of symphonic poem,” he describes, and points out that among the motifs that appear in the development of the work is the famous Juarist apothegm on three occasions: “Respect for the rights of others is peace.”

In the first part, the author took up the legend of when Benito Juárez, in his childhood, was alone on an island playing the flute. Another reason is the musical reference he makes to the overture of Rossini’s William Tell, since that was a character for whom the Oaxacan president showed a special fascination. “I also reflect Juárez’s taste for dance; at the beginning of the work I put a waltz that refers to Oaxaca and at the end a kind of polka. There are, then, several descriptive questions that are what shape the work, that they narrate musically,” he adds.

Three weeks was the time that Márquez required to write this score, which, he says, in technical terms is simple for the orchestra.

- Program Note by Angel Vargas, translation by Emma Ratchford

Benito Pablo Juárez García (21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican liberal politician and lawyer who served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 until his death in office in 1872. A Zapotec, he was the first indigenous president of Mexico and the first indigenous head of state in the postcolonial Americas.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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