The Dark Side

The Dark Side

(monodrama) for Voice and Piano

Printed Music - 2013
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"The Dark Side", monodrama for mezzosoprano or baritone and piano is an early work of Llorca. It was premiered by Nancy Fabiola Herrera and the composer at the piano on October 4th, 1995 atLincoln Center in New York City. In "The Dark Side" Llorca experiences for the first time with the voice, which alternates systematically between spoken and sung, a resource that will be a constant in his later opera "Las Horas Vacías/The Empty Hours". "The Dark Side", with a duration of twelve minutes, is divided into six parts: Recitative, Prayer, Recitative, Monologue, Recitative, and "Thread". The text , written by the composer himself, is an argument against fanaticism with certain touches of humor most pronounced in the recited partsOther performances:Concierto: Paul Recital Hall (The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, Nueva York) Mezzosoprano: Cheryl Marshall. Piano: Ricardo Llorca. (4 de octubre, 1995)Concierto: "Contemporary Chamber Music" (The Miller Theater at Columbia University) Mezzosoprano: Cheryl Marshall. Piano: Ricardo Llorca. (10 de Mayo 1996) Concierto: "A Journey into the Spanish Music" (The Spanish Institute, Nueva York)Mezzosoprano: Nancy Herrera. Piano: Mac McClure.(23 de abril, 2001)Concierto: "Ricardo Llorca y la musica de Cataluña" (The Florence Gould Hall-Alliance Francaise, NY)Mezzosoprano: Cindy Sanner. Piano: Mac McClure.(29 de octubre, 2004)Concierto: "Españoles en los Estados Unidos" Auditorio Nacional de Música / Centro para la Difusión de la Musica ContemporáneaSolistas de la ORCAM ( Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid )(Madrid. Lunes, 2 de febrero de 2009)Concierto: "Sounds of Spain: Music for Guitar and Song Cycles by Ricardo Llorca at Reina Sofia NYC" Queen Sofia Spanish Institute de Nueva York16 de Octubre de 2009 6 PM Concierto: "Lucero Nuestro: concierto homenaje a Victoria de los Angeles"Mezzosoprano: Nancy Fabiola HerreraPiano: Mac MaclureAuditorio de Sant Cugat (Domingo 20 de Noviembre de 2011)Teatro Perez Galdós de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid Palau de la Musica de Valencia Concierto: XIII Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea - Año 2013Sábado, 5 de octubre, 19:00 h - Auditorio MARTA KNÖRR (Mezzosoprano)AURELIO VIRIBAY (Piano)Concierto: Sounds of Spain: Music for Guitar and Song Cycles by Ricardo Llorca at the Chicago Cultural Center Salon Series. Location: Chicago Cultural CenterSunday, October 18, 2009 Baritone: Gustavo AhualliPiano: Alan Darling
Publisher: Charleston, SC : [CreateSpace], [2013]
ISBN: 9781493703302
Branch Call Number: M1503.L55 D37 2013x
Characteristics: 29 pages : all music ; 28 cm

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