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Els acords d'estiu



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  • Review: RODRÍGUEZ PICÓ, Jesús
  • Ensemble: Solo.
  • Genres: Classical / contemporary: Solos.
  • Product format: Partitura
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate
  • Period: 2nd half S. XX - XXI
  • Publishing house: Editorial Boileau
  • Collection: Siglo XXI
  • No. of pages: 36
  • Measure: 31,00 x 22,50 cm
  • Lenght: 19'00''
  • ISMN: 979-0-3503-3525-9
  • Available in digital: No
  • Available for rent: No

Toward the end of the 1970´s I presented an hour and a half radio program of Classical music with the musicologist Maria Ester Sala on Radio Barcelona FM. At that time this was a novelty as there was no other such program then available. During the few years that the program was on the air we were able to present music by almost all Catalan composers then active and to interview them as well. We also interviewed most Catalan performers of the era. 

One night, at the end of the program, a somewhat peculiar person was waiting for us. With great kindness he told us that he listened to the program every day and gave us several folders full of papers. We thanked him for his kindness, said good-bye and later opened the folders. We were very surprised to find inside a light blue page with a drawing on the cover and the handwritten title: Els acords d’estiu [Chords of Summer], by Joan Comellas. Immediately we remembered that only a few weeks prior we had received a letter from Joan Comellas telling us that he wanted to dedicate a composition to us. From that point forward we regularly received the various parts of Els acords d’estiu, each one accompanied with a text of his opinions on a wide variety of musical subjects.

Through those texts one could clearly understand his relationship with music. In these texts he expressed his great respect and admiration for several composers who were his colleagues such as Mompou and Mestres Quadreny. He also wrote about his own works describing them as virtually incomplete. It was as if he needed a “performer-composer” in order to “transform this tiny root into a leafy tree”.

Never dogmatic, he wrote about such varied composers as Bach, Debussy, Falla, Alban Berg, Prokofiev or Bartok without ever being dogmatic. He also asked us to “comment, study, and play excerpts from living composers” since he had a passion to know about the richness of the moment in which we were living.

I would like to think that Els acords d’estiu is a kind of response to the work that we were doing on the radio since he commented that “many people are very thankful, [since] we are people who do not attend concerts as a ‘social scene’. If it were not for you we would have to do without spiritual and aesthetic values”. It was different era.

Prefaci / Preface / Prefacio

Els acords d’estiu
I Moderato
II Allegretto
III Allegretto
IV Quasi largo
V Moderato
VI Adagio
VII Allegretto
VIII Andantino
IX Allegro molto
X Adagio. Senza rigore

Biografia / Biography / Biografía

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