Each year RNE Radio Clásica selects works for the European Broadcasting Union, and this year’s selection includes Manantial de luz
by Jesús Torres
. This work was commissioned by the Spanish Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music (CDMC
) for its Residencias season and premiered 11 June, 2007. This is a concertante work for piano and six instruments performed by the Ensemble Residencias, on this occasion comprising Trío Arbós, Juanjo Guillem, José Luis Estellés and Paul Cortese.
Torres’ music is among the most lucid of our day, in terms of the rigour of his writing and the clarity of his ideas. This selection includes the most outstanding – in terms of performance or musical interest - concerts broadcast and recorded by Radio Clásica. The works selected by the EBU jury will be broadcast by member public radios, thus contributing to the diffusion of contemporary Spanish music.