José María Sánchez-Verdú (1968)

Libro del destierro (2001 -2002)

for solo voices, oud, choir and symphony orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2001 - 2002
    • Duration : 35 mn
    • Publisher : Emec
    • Commission: Orchestre Symphonique de Madrid en commémoration de son centenaire
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Textes bibliques et textes de Dante Alighieri, Paul Celan, Moseh ibn Ezra, Anna Ajmátova, Al Mutamid, Antonio Machado et Publio Ovidio Nasón.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : soprano, baritone, oud
  • mixed choir, 3 flutes (also piccolo), 3 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists, piano, harp, 16 violins, 14 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses (also 2 five-strings double basses)

Premiere information

  • Date : 14 June 2002
    Location :

    Espagne, Madrid, Auditorium National de Musique


    Performers :

    Ksenija Lukić : soprano, Marcel Pérès : baryton, Miguel Sánchez : oud, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Madrid, le Chœur de Radiotélévision espagnole, direction : Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, Mariano Alfonso.

Table of contents

I. Lasciate ogne speranza ; II. Todesfuge ; III. Gore ; IV. Agmāt ; V. Estos días azules… ; VI. Vivam.