Ìmaginary trip "Francisco Guerrero in memoriam"

Jesús Rueda (1961 - )

This work is dedicated to Francisco Guerrero, the composer’s maestro, and was written just three months after his tragic death. This circumstance links the work, according to the composer, to Motete Delicta Juventutis, written by Pierre de la Rue in the 15th century upon the death of Philip the Fair, and in which the composer uses phrases of descending pitch to evoke sadness.

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Rueda’s music seems generally very complex. It is orchestrated quite thickly throughout; maybe even a bit gimmicky in spots (including a crank siren). However, the overall effect is good and the performances and recording are up to the usual high standards coming from Naxos. While probably not for everyone, I do recommend this to fans of big, modern orchestral music as well as anyone seeking to keep up with what is happening in parts of the globe that do not get a lot of attention here.


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