TUESDAY 5
21:00 p.m.

BAEZA
Capilla del Antiguo Seminario de San Felipe Neri (UNIA)

 

ELOY CRUZ & RAÚL ZAMBRANO, guitars

 

Two scenes of the guitar in Mexico: From Baroque sones to the invention of Baroque (commented concert)

 

This program, dedicated monographically to the guitar, is articulated in two parts. In the first one, Eloy Cruz will present some pieces from Códice Saldívar 4 (ca.1732) by Santiago de Murcia, a guitar manuscript found in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. These pieces are concordant with Mexican traditional sones from the jarocho tradition. He wants to show that these two musical forms are one and the same, although they seem to be distant in time and geography. They are linked by the same musical procedure: both of them are sets of variations, or more exactly diferencias upon recurring patterns, or tenores. They also share lyrics, forms of dancing and instrumental practices.

In the second part, Raúl Zambrano will show that the guitar is an awful instrument or, more precisely, a very imperfect one. The guitar repertoire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was not in the cross road of the musical evolution. At the beginning of the twentieth century, with Andrés Segovia, the guitar took the center of the stage, side by side with the piano or the violin. He asked Manuel M. Ponce for a repertoire able to fill this historical gap. Ponce invented a surprising Baroque for the guitar, which was praised by critics, editors and musicians. This music involved an intentional anachronism which continues to be a mysterious poetic puzzle.

PROGRAM

I. LABERINTO EN LA GUITARRA: HISPANIC MUSIC FOR BAROQUE GUITAR
Eloy Cruz, baroque guitar

Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739)
(Códice Saldívar 4, c.1732, Mexico)
Canarios por la C

Cumbees

Villanos

El Caballero

Antonio de Santa Cruz (siglo XVII)
(Livro donde se veran obras para Biguela Hordinaria)
Jácaras por 5 que es E

Santiago de Murcia
Los Ympossibles

Zarambeques o Muecas

Fandango

Gaspar Sanz (c.1640-1710)
(Gaspar Sanz, Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española, Saragossa, 1674)
Canarios

Eloy Cruz uses a baroque guitar built by José Ángel Espejo, Madrid, 2011, based on an instrument by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1680

II. MANUEL M. PONCE, THE GUITAR AND THE INVENTION OF THE BAROQUE
Raúl Zambrano, classical guitar

Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948)
Suite en La menor (1929)
Prélude – Allemande – Sarabande – Gavotte I y II – Gigue

Suite en Re (1931)

Préambule – Courante – Sarabande – Gavotte I y II – Gigue

Pièces (1931)

Prélude – Balleto – Courante

 Duration: 75’

ACTIVITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS “DE NUEVA ESPAÑA A MÉXICO: EL UNIVERSO MUSICAL MEXICANO ENTRE CENTENARIOS (1517-1917)”

IN COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL DE ANDALUCÍA

 

Eloy Cruz, baroque guitar
Raúl Zambrano, classical guitar

Eloy Cruz, baroque guitar. He studied guitar with Guillermo Flores and vihuela with Isabelle Villey. He is the founder of La Fontegara and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. He has collaborated with various chamber groups, such as The Boston Camerata, The Others (Bremen), Ex Umbris (New York), and Hesperión XXI (Barcelona). It is presented in concert with artists such as Joseph Cabré, Horacio Franco, Lydia Knutson, Lee Santana, Manfredo Kraemer, Oscar Chavez and Lila Downs. Author of La Casa de los Once Muertos, Historia y repertorio de la Guitarra, as well as articles on musicology and history of music. He was visiting professor at the University of Michigan in 2011. He is guitar and chamber music professor at the Facultad de Música, UNAM.

 

Raúl Zambrano, classical guitar. He studied under Manuel López Ramos, with whom he specialized in Manuel M. Ponce’s guitar works. In 1994, he founded the Cuarteto de guitarras Manuel M. Ponce, which he leads from 2002. He has performed with ensembles such as the Gong String Quartet, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra, the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra, the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg State Academic Orchestra, the City of Asunción Orchestra, Tempus Fugit and La Capilla Flamenca, collaborating with musicians as to Gordon Campbell, Lior Shambadal, Arkady Steinluth, Luis Szarán, Christian Göhmer, Marc Moncusí, David Navarro Turres and Dirk Snellings. The composers Juan Trigos, Hebert Vázquez, Eduardo Angulo, Georgina Derbez, Emil Awad and Horacio Uribe have dedicated some of their works to him. He is the author of Historia mínima de la música en Occidente, published by Turner (Spain) and El Colegio de México. He also prepared the critical edition of the Suite en la menor, which was published in the context of the Proyecto Editorial Manuel M. Ponce by the Escuela Nacional de Música, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

 

YOUTUBE

Eloy Cruz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BkvzGzCZ7w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5KQSCZmjPI

Raúl Zambrano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohhXBqdqI7Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EB6ncn56bA

WEB & SOCIAL NETWORKS

Raúl Zambrano
www.raulzambrano.com