EDVARD GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16, Symphony Band version (1868) 28 ′
MORPHERY: Caffeine (2020) 5 ′ - World premiere, commissioned by L'Auditori at the ESMUC composition classroom
SALVADOR BROTONS: Symphony No. 7 “Ausiàs March. Quatre facetes personals” (2018) 25 ′
Ausiàs March is the great poet of the Renaissance, but his military career – first as an armed knight and then as Alfonso the Magnanimous’ head falconer – is perhaps less well known. Salvador Brotons has drawn inspiration from these personal facets to create the first and third movements of his Symphony No. 7. Where the calm and serenity of the second movement depicts the “love poet” of the Songs of Love and Songs of Death, the fourth movement praises the “Immortal Ausiàs”. A fascinating score conducted by the composer himself.
The first part of the programme has both the appeal of a great classic (Edvard Grieg’s Concerto performed by Ignasi Cambra) and with the music of a new generation of composition students.