Aquàtic is a tribute to all those feelings evoked in us by water in its various forms.
The Concerto for piano and chamber ensemble was composed in 1963 and was awarded the Schola Cantorum of Paris’ Composition Prize. It is a rather ‘raw’ piece. The piano part is most impressive but the thing that connects this concerto to the rest of the pieces of Guinjoan, is its rhythm.
The author Pere Puértolas reflects in Drums & Woods his impressions during a trip to Senegal on a work for four percussionists, giving form and structure to the simple and deviled rhythms he heard there.
As its title indicates, Miniaturas is built upon the foundations of small thematic cells. The first piece is characterized by the counterpointing of contrasts, and is followed by one which progresses from a bleakness of atmosphere to attain a marked lyricism. The third and final piece makes allusion to a progressively complex rhythm which ends with the...