Hilda Paredes (1957)

Globo, luciérnagas, faro (1992)

for female voice and piano

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1992
    • Duration: 12 mn
    • Dedication: Adriana Díaz de León et Oscar Tarragó
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Eduardo Hurtado

Premiere information

  • Date: October 1992

    Mexique, Mexico, Festival Cervantino


    Adriana Díaz de León : voix, Francisco Nunez : piano.


Enregistrement : Adriana Díaz de León, Oscar Tarragó, Ediciones Pentagrama, Mexico, 1995, PCD300.

Program note

I have found setting poetry to music a very enriching and enlighting experience, which always sparks off my imagination into directions I don’t necessarily go towards, when I write instrumental music.

From the very first time I heard Eduardo Hurtado reading his poems in Mexico city in the early 90’s, I realized that in his poetry there was an invitation to create a world of sound. So I wrote this song cycle in 92, at a time I was living in Mexico for a few years.

The songs were originally written for the Mexican mezzo Adriana Díaz de León and the pianist Oscar Tarragó, but have since been revised.

Hilda Paredes.