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Gipsy Concert

Guitarra y Orquesta sinfónica


Reg.: B.4137

35,00 €
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  • Ensemble: Symphonic orchestra: With soloist(s).
  • Genres: Classical / contemporary: Symphonic.
  • Language of the comment: Català/English/Castellano
  • Product format: Partitura
  • Difficulty level: Advanced-superior
  • Period: 2nd half S. XX - XXI
  • Publishing house: Editorial Boileau
  • No. of pages: 156
  • Measure: 0,00 x 0,00 cm
  • Lenght: 27'50"
  • ISMN: 979-0-3503-4334-6
  • Available in digital: No
  • Available for rent: Yes

Solo Guitar
2[1.2/picc] 2[1.Eh] 2[1.2/bcl] 1 — 2 2 1 0 — tmp+3 — str 
perc: sd, cast, bd, cym, tmbn

The orchestra materials have to be hired

The friendship between the flamenco guitarist Sabicas (Agustín Castellón Campos) and Enric Escudé-Cofiner was forged at the Villa-Rosa party venue in Madrid in the early 40s, when Cofiner arrived in the capital. Both musicians connected at the moment, since the composer’s father was also a flamenco guitarist and thanks to him he made his first steps in gipsy music. 

In the early seventies, on one of his trips to Madrid, Sabicas proposed to Enrique Escudé-Cofiner to compose with him a concert for flamenco guitar and symphonic orchestra. There they begin to forge the idea of a work that unites the flamenco style with the symphonic repertoire.

Their collaboration culminated after two years of correspondence by letter (1974-1976) between Madrid and New York to finish shaping the Gipsy Concert. Concert for guitar and orchestra by Sabicas and Cofiner. In May 1976, Cofiner finished the work: “I have finished the instrumentation of the Gipsy Concert and I think I have succeeded in making it both symphonic and gypsy at the same time. As I said in my previous [mail], I send you a cassette with the four tempos”.

So it was: the Gipsy Concert, born as a work composed by four hands, the melody is attributed to Sabicas (finished in the last years of his life) and the orchestra part to Enric Escudé-Cofiner.

On July 2, 1993, Rafael Riqueni premiered it live and accompanied by the Orquestra Sinfónica de Córdoba, conducted by Leo Brouwer. Cofiner attended despite the absence of Sabicas, who had died three years earlier. He, who on November 8, 1974 wrote proudly to Cofiner: “I have just received your attentive letter dated November 4, and I am very proud to know that you liked the Soleá so much and that, for this reason, I have been able to observe your opinion of the music that you recorded, you will make a work of art. That would be for me a great satisfaction: to be able to demonstrate to the simple world what is the flamenco music of our Spain. Especially when it is made under the inspiration of two Spaniards who carry gypsy blood”.

I. Guajira
II. Soleá
III. Rondeña
IV. Zapateado 

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