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Robert Xavier Rodríguez

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Lamento di Tristano (1997),
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Mixed Ensemble
Year Composed
1997
Duration
12 Minutes
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
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Programme Note
Robert Xavier Rodríguez Lamento di Tristano (1997),
Il Lamento di Tristano is a set of variations on two themes that are in highly contrasting styles. Rodriguez juxtaposes fragments from Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, with a 14th-century monophonic dance, Lamento di Tristano. The work opens with the two themes combined in a florid cantillation led by the flute over passionate Spanish guitar strumming. The original Medieval theme follows in a seductive dance-like setting in keeping with the melody's arabesque character. The ensuing variations explore the work's central dramatic conflict: Wagner's lush chromatic harmonies vs. the modal simplicity of the original Medieval Lamento. The two themes gradually merge as a synthesis is reached.

  • Ensemble
    Duologue
    Soloist(s)
    Jeffrey Van (Guitar), Susan Morris De Jong (Flute)
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