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Conjunto Iberico - Prieto, Lazkano, Charles, Greco [CD]

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    AUGUSTIN CHARLES was born in Manresa. He received his training from Sarti and Soler and also took lessons with Halffter, Guinjoan, and, in Italy, with Nono and Donatoni. He has won important awards in Spain (Reina Sofia Prize, SGAE-Sociedad General de Autores y Editores Prize). His oeuvre is already considerable in size. The "DIVERTIMENTO para ocho violonchelos", dedicated to Elias Arizcuren and his Octet, won the Francesc Civil First Prize in 19.0093. The octet is based on "Particella" for cello solo, rearranged for the timbres and the great possibilities of the CONJUNTO IBERICO. Its point of departure is a musical cell at the beginning of the work, which forms the axis around which the entire piece develops. JOSE LUIS GRECO Jose Luis Greco was born in New York as the son of the renowned dancers Jose Greco and Nila Amparo. He was educated at Columbia University. In 19.0084 he settled in Amsterdam. He received prizes and commissions such as "Trouble", a string quartet; "Swallow", written for the Netherlands Wind Ensemble; and his opera "Cuentos de la Alhambra". Since 19.0094 he has lived and worked in Madrid. His two ballets, "Mujeres" and "Mouvement perpetuel", as well as a number of symphonic works, were recently performed in Spain with great success. "INVISIBLE" consists of 6 movements which are performed in uninterrupted succession. The work does not attempt to demonstrate all the technical possibilities of the cello; it displays a wide palette of timbres and registers. It also evokes feelings associated with a journey through Andalusia. "INVISIBLE" was composed on commission for Elias Arizcuren at the CDMC-Center for Contemporary Music in Madrid. 

    RAMON LAZKANO was born in the Basque country. He studied composition in San Sebastian with Escudero and in Paris with Bancquart. In Paris, he worked at the IRCAM with Murail and Manour, and then departed for Canada, where he studied with Tremblay. Lazkano is the leader of the OSTOTS-ensemble, which is devoted to contemporary music. His symphonic works and chamber music have been widely performed in Europe. He has won important prizes, including the Prize of the Spanish Academy in Rome and the Prince Pierre of Monaco Prize in 19.0095. Of his work, Lazkano says: "Music leads to silence. The important thing is the impression that remains: an unfinished emotional memory"... "OMBRES DE FEU" is extremely virtuosic and rhythmically somewhat complex. It consists of two very slow movements surrounding a passionate and feverish central movement which includes micro-intervals, a whole spectrum of harmonics, and a cadenza. The work is dedicated to Elias Arizcuren and his Cello Octet CONJUNTO IBERICO.

    CLAUDIO PRIETO was born in Palencia. He received his training from Guzman, Rubio, and Dorado, and then went to Italy and Germany to study with Petrassi, Maderna, Ligeti and Stockhausen. His prolific oeuvre in the fields of chamber and symphonic music places him at the forefront of Spanish composers. His symphonic works have been performed by all major Spanish orchestras as well as in Chicago, Hamburg, London, Rome, and Berlin. With his Second Symphony, he became the path-breaker for the new Spanish lyricism. Numerous younger composers have followed him in this path. ..."In an article from 19.0095 about my work, "Ensonaciones", I was struck by an adjective which inspired the composition of the Cello Octet. Aggressive passages and sensitive melodies alternate with each other; the possibilities of the cello are explored to a great degree. The title, "On the way to adventure" is a fairly good summary of my attitude to the world around me"...The work was composed on commission from the CDMC-Center for Contemporary Music in Madrid, and is dedicated, of course, to Elias Arizcuren and his Cello Octet CONJUNTO IBERICO.

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