Cristóbal Halffter (1930-2021)

Siete cantos de España (1991 -1992)

pour soprano, baryton et grand orchestre

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1991 - 1992
      Revision dates : 1994
    • Duration : between 45 mn and 50 mn
    • Editor : Universal Edition
    • Commission: Festival de Música de Canarias
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Yosef al-Kātib, Gutierre de Cetina, Jorge Manrique, Francisco de Quevedo, Abraham ibn ’Ezra, Yehudá ibn Giyāt, Yosef ibn Şaddīq, Pedro Manuel Ximénez de Urrea et anonymes

Detailed formation
  • solistes : soprano, baritone
  • 4 flutes (also alto flute, 2 piccolos), 4 oboes, 4 clarinets (also bass clarinet), 4 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 3 percussionists, harpsichord (also celesta, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), 2 harp, 16 violins, 14 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 23 January 1993
    Location :

    Espagne, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Teatro Pérez Galdós, Festival de Música de Canarias


    Performers :

    Maria Oran, soprano ; Simon Preece, baryton ; Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin ; Cristóbal Halffter, direction

Table of contents

  1. Tant’amare
  2. Madrigal
  3. Tres morillas
  4. Mote
  5. Gar ke faré yo
  6. Amor constante más allá de la muerte
  7. Ensalada