Cristóbal Halffter: Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles

Cristóbal Halffter Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles
Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles

Cristóbal Halffter: Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles

Year of composition:
1975/2013
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Cristóbal Halffter
Instrumentation:
3 3 4 3 - 4 3 3 1 - perc(4), hp, e.org, str(16 14 12 10 8)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb
4th clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
harp
electric organ
violin I (16)
violin II (14)
viola (12)
violoncello (10)
double bass (8)
Duration:
30’
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Work introduction

Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles (Elegies on the death of three Spanish poets) was composed in summer 1975. Here, Halffter pays tribute to poets Antonio Machado, Miguel Hernandez and Federico Garcia Lorca, all of whom were victims of fascism and displacement. The composer’s hope that such events will never happen again are conveyed impressively through this music. This moving confessional work is now also available in a reduced version.

World première

Location:
Madrid
Date:
24.10.2014
Orchestra:
Orquesta Nacional de Espana
Conductor:
Ramon Tebar

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