GINA ENRÍQUEZ (b.1954): Tango, Fantasía en jazz, MARÍA GRANILLO (b.1962): Breathing Music, MARCELA RODRÍGUEZ (b.1951): Juguetes mexicanos (Recorder Concerto No. 2), LETICIA ARMIJO (b.1961): Oikabeth.
Catalogue Number: 04N011
Label: Colección Murmillo de Sirenas
Reference: no catalogue number
Description: Works by Mexican women composers: one making use of popular music sources - Enríquez' titles tell you what you need to know and her orchestration is suitably colorful. Rodríguez' recorder concerto's three movements are inspired by the quality and nature of three children's toys - tops, kites and marbles. Armijo's is a tribute to Mayan and other indigenous women's struggles for social justice and works three motives into a sequence of mounting affirmation while Granillo creates motives imitative of the regular and irregular nature of breathing and weaves them into a compelling narrative. Don't fear - everything is quite tonal. Orquesta Sinfónica del Instituto Politécnico Nacional; Gabriela Díaz Alatriste.