Danses de la terra (2021) (Catalan dances) is the viola version of the original piece written for cello in 2020 for Catalan cellist Roger Morello Ros, who premiered this work at Palau Güell in Barcelona on October 28, 2021. Video of premiere.
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. All the music is original.
Since the cello premiere, this work has been championed by Catalan cellist Roger Morello Ross, and performed in Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. It has also been recorded by Roger Morello Ros on the CD “La veu de Casals” (The voice of Casals) released by lbs Classical and available to listen at https://www.roger-morello-ros.com/the-voice-of-casals
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