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Concertante

By Xavier Benguerel

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Guitarra, 3 Percusionistas y Orquesta de Cuerda (guitar, 3 percussionists, and string orchestra)
Composed by Xavier Benguerel (1931-). Plucked Instruments. Duration 20:00. Published by Editorial de Musica Boileau (BO.B.3378).

Item Number: BO.B.3378

English comments: I was commissioned to write this piece by the Spanish Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers and it was to have its first performance at the 7th International Guitar Festival in Havana. It was first performed on 21 May 1994, played by the guitarist Gabriel Estarellas and the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, conducted by Leo Brouwer.

Concertante is divided into seven episodes, each of which is defined by the use of a particular material. In any case, the composer presents it as a single movement. In his book Xavier Benguerel, obra y estilo (Xavier Benguerel, work and style), Jesus Rodriguez Pico analyses this piece in detail.

The following commentary of the performance of this piece in a monographic concert dedicated to Benguerel on the occasion of his 75th birthday can be read in the general programme of the Festival Aujourd'hui musiques (2006) in Perpignan: "This piece is written as a continuous dialogue between the solo instrument -the guitar- and the instrumental ensemble of percussion and string instruments. The guitar part is based on a proposal of clever images, which open up the way by providing a variety of orchestral colours in just the right proportion. Compensating for the instrumental ensemble's richness of colour is quite a challenge for an instrument like the guitar. The composer deals with this challenge by creating a dialogue on the guitar in which a number of imaginative ideas suggest to us a landscape in continual movement. So the surprise that the guitar is saving for us, in harmony with the orchestra, is one of the fundamental elements on which the composer structures the stylistic unity of the piece, holding onto the listener's interest. Designed as a single movementÉ" "this summarises everything that I know about this difficult, mysterious and sensitive instrument", Benguerel tells us. We can effectively find elements that already exist in previous works for the guitar, such as Versus, Preludio indefinido and Cantus, but in any case, those common elements appear as a characteristic of the composer's musical personality.

Comentarios del Espanol: Esta obra nace por un encargo de la Sociedad General de Autores y Editores con la finalidad de ser estrenada en el VII Festival Internacional de Guitarra de La Habana. Su estreno tuvo lugar el 21 de mayo de 1994 y fueron sus interpretes el guitarrista Gabriel Estarellas y la Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba, dirigida por Leo Brouwer.

Concertante esta dividida en siete episodios, cada uno de los cuales se define por el uso de un material peculiar. De todas formas, el compositor la plantea en un unico movimiento. Jesus Rodriguez Pico, en su libro Xavier Benguerel, obra y estilo, dedica a esta partitura un analisis detallado.

Se puede leer, en el programa general del Festival "Aujourd'hui musiques" (2006) de Perpinan, el siguiente comentario referente a la interpretacion de esta obra en un concierto monografico dedicado a Benguerel en ocasion de su 75 aniversario: ""Esta obra esta escrita como un dialogo permanente entre el instrumento solista Ðla guitarra- y el conjunto instrumental constituido por percusiones e instrumentos de cuerda. Un discurso guitarristico construido a partir de una proposicion de ingeniosos dibujos, que se abren camino poniendo en su justa proporcion una variedad de colores orquestales. Compensar la riqueza coloristica del conjunto instrumental constituye, para un instrumento como la guitarra, un importante desafio. El compositor hace frente al desafio elaborando un dialogo guitarristico en el que una serie de ideas imaginativas nos sugieren un paisaje en continuo movimiento. Asi, la disposicion a la sorpresa que nos reserva la guitarra, en consonancia con la orquesta, constituye uno de los elementos primordiales sobre los que el autor estructura la unidad estilistica de la obra reteniendo el interes del oyente. Concebida en un solo movimientoÉ"resume todo cuanto yo se sobre este instrumento dificil, misterioso y sensible" nos dice Benguerel. En efecto, podemos encontrar elementos ya existentes en obras anteriores para guitarra, como Versus, Preludio indefinido o Cantus, pero, en cualquier caso, esos elementos comunes aparecen como una caracteristica de la personalidad musical del compositor.

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