By Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Robert Xavier RodrÃguez, and Robert Xavier Rodr
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Il Lamento di Tristano. (for Flute and Guitar (Score and Parts)). By Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Robert Xavier RodrÃguez, and Robert Xavier Rodr. For Flute, Guitar. Ensemble. 32 pages. G. Schirmer #ED4161. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50484943).
ISBN 063405693X. 9x12 inches.
Il Lamento di Tristano is a set of variations on two themes that are in highly contrasting styles. Rodriguez juxtaposes fragments from Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, with a 14th-century monophonic dance, Lamento di Tristano. The work opens with the two themes combined in a florid cantillation led by the flute over passionate Spanish guitar strumming. The original Medieval theme follows in a seductive dance-like setting in keeping with the melody's arabesque character. The ensuing variations explore the work's central dramatic conflict: Wagner's lush chromatic harmonies vs. the modal simplicity of the original Medieval Lamento. The two themes gradually merge as a synthesis is reached.