The music of this quintet is clearly thematic and brings together highly chromatic fragments with a profound lyricism.
Gerhard's Suite comprises two movements in the form of dance, El Conde Sol with a solemn character and predominance of a binary rhythm, and Sevillana, more agitated and in a ternary rhythm.
The Miniatures are small pieces for small groups (from duets, trios and quartets to groups of eleven players) which explore the possibilities of the performers from the perspective of sound rather than technique or virtuosity.
The work is written in ternary form and broadly speaking it is composed as an improvisation. After a short introduction, appear the main lyrical theme on the horn. In the middle of the piece there is a section in a jazz style, which has some interesting figures on the piano. The most noteworthy features is its expressive depth, which is at its greatest in...