Danses de la terra (2020) (Catalan dances) for solo cello was written for and dedicated to Catalan cellist Roger Morello Ros. He premiered this work at Palau Güell in Barcelona on October 28, 2021, and since then he has performed it dozens of times in Spain, Germany and other European countries. He recently recorded by SWR2 this work and was released on a CD titled “La Veu de Casals” on the label lbs Classical. Listen on spotify.
Danses de la terra consists of four dances:
- I. Ball d’entrada (Opening dance);
- II. Dansa de rondalla amorosa (Dance of amorous tale);
- III. Ball ceremonial de purificació (Ceremonial dance of purification);
- IV. Records de sardana (Memories of sardana).
Although not literally based on traditional Catalan music, this work is inspired by the composer’s childhood memories of Catalonian dances and folk music. As a Catalan living outside Catalonia since 1978, the author recreates a Catalan sound world of melodic and rhythmic folk idioms tinged with emotions from her childhood. This concert will also include other solo cello works by Catalan composers such as Albert Sardà, Josep Maria Guix, and Gaspar Cassadó.
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