Hilda Paredes (1957)

Homenaje a Remedios Varo (1995)

pour ensemble

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 1995
      Dates de révision : 1996
    • Durée : 12 mn
    • Éditeur : University of York Music Press
    • Dédicace : Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble pour leur vingtième anniversaire
Effectif détaillé
  • flûte (aussi flûte piccolo), clarinette (aussi clarinette en la, clarinette en mib, clarinette basse), percussionniste, piano, violon, violoncelle

Information sur la création

  • Date : janvier 1996
    Lieu :

    États-Unis, Pennsylvanie, Pittsburgh

    Interprètes :

    The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, direction : David Stock.

  • Date : août 1996
    Lieu :

    Allemagne, Darmstadt

    Interprètes :

    l'ensemble Musikfabrik.


Enregistrements : ensemble Psappha, direction : Paul MacLinden pour la BBC, 1996 ; London Sinfonietta, direction : Diego Mason, RTVE,  live, 2004.

Note de programme

It was written in 1995 as a tribute to the Spanish painter and was originated through a music theatre work based on a selection of her pictures. Each one of the five sections or short pieces that shape the work, have a subtitle that refers to specific Varo’s paintings. This is also reflected in the way the musical material is applied in each one of these five sections.

The first one is called Ciencia Inútil (Useless Science) and corresponds to the painting: Alquimia. It has the role of an introduction to the work and it also makes reference to creativity, which cannot disappear and survives by transformation processes in our materialistic and globalise society. Hilos del Destino, (Threads of Fate) is the title of the second painting/section that ends with the strings at their extreme registers, to begin the opening of the third piece: Premonición. In Arquitectura Vegetal, different voices weave a complex texture in which some voices come to the foreground before disappearing again into the tightly knit texture, where different pulses are superimposed. The piano solo is the transition to the last piece that corresponds to the last painting Remedios Varo finished before she died in 1963 in Mexico City: Naturaleza Muerta Resucitando (Still Life reviving).

Hilda Paredes.