MANUEL ENRÍQUEZ (1926-1994): Obertura Lirica, Violin Concerto No. 1 (Adrian Justus), Poema for Cello and Orchestra (Natella Zaharian), el y…ellos for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (Eduardo Sanchez Zuber), Concerto for 2 Guitars and Orchestra (Duo Limon-Marquez).
Catalogue Number: 09T054
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Description: Enriquez' style, consistently highly accomplished and expressive, passed through several distinct phases, as illustrated by this disc. The common feature seems to have been an extrovert sense of drama; the overture, for instance, is far more dramatic than lyrical. This work is from the 1960s, when he was experimenting with a loose form of dodecaphony, as is Poema, also an impressive, but unexpectedly aggressive piece. The two concerti are from opposite ends of his career, with a kind of nationalism-inflected mid-century modernity; not atonal by any means, but with amply dissonant harmonies. El y ... ellos (1971) is from his most modernistic period, with some striking aleatoric textures. Filarmónica de Querétaro; Sergio Cardenas.