WEDNESDAY 29
7:30 p.m.

JAÉN
Hospital of San Juan de Dios

 

RAÚL ZAMBRANO, guitar

 

Dear Manuel
(performance based on Andrés Segovia’s letters and Manuel M. Ponce’s music)

 

Andrés Segovia is the most important classical guitar player in the history of this instrument. His work and talent placed the guitar in the highest level of the classical musical world. Likewise, he was encouraged the creation of guitar repertory by several of the XX century greatest composers. Manuel M. Ponce is one of the most important Mexican composers and his language and technique provide the guitar with a fresh, diverse and profuse in style repertoire. The correspondence between these two great artists provide evidence on the origin of several masterpieces in the context of a very creative, ludic and perverse relationship.

PROGRAM

Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948)
Pièces Prélude (1931)

Sonata III (1927)
Allegro Moderato (fragmento)
Andante
Allegro non troppo (fragmento)

Variations sur “Folia de España” et Fugue (1930)
Theme
Variation VIII
Variation IX
Variation X
Variation XII
Variation XX
Fugue

Concierto del Sur (1941)
Allegro moderato (fragmento)
Cadenza
Andante (fragmento)

Suite en La menor (1929)
Prélude
Allemande
Sarabande
Gavotte I – II
Gigue

Andrés Segovia (1893-1987)
Cartas a Manuel M. Ponce
20 July 1927
December 1929
December 1929
December 1929
22 December 1929
September 1930
5 October 1940

Duration: 60’

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MUSIC AREA OF THE INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS GIENNENSES

Raúl Zambrano, guitar
Julio Ángel Olivares Merino, reader

Raúl Zambrano, 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 also directs since 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 Petersbourg State Academic Orchestra, the City of Asunción Orchestra, Tempus Fugit and La Capilla Flamenca, collaborating with musicians such as 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 framework of the Proyecto Editorial Manuel M. Ponce by the Escuela Nacional de Música, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

 

YOUTUBE

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

WEB & SOCIAL NETWORKS

www.raulzambrano.com