The unit of the 4 cançons stems from their common features: cadences and melodic turns that appear at different moments. Enric Ferrer has managed to maintain a perfect equilibrium and achieve the ideal symbiosis by adapting the music to the poem it represents.
In Barcelona Revisited, the idea of movement and shifting runs throughout the piece and this forward motion is the reason for the choice of musical matter and its transformations.
The work Barocke Partita by Francesc Taverna Bech has five movements for piano and chamber orchestra: Intrata, Fughetta, Intermezzo (for piano solo), Canzonetta and Invenzione.
The chamber work is exquisite and though initially it may seem unusual, the voice is treated as just another instrument which Oltra interweaved naturally with the other timbres.
When the author composed this piece drew on three reference points, the first of which being Baroque instrumental music; the second reference is the sounding of bells typical of the city of Cervera; thirdly, there are allusions to compositions from Stravinsky's second period.
Fantasía covers some of the themes from the opera El viatge de Marlow, primarily the theme of a journey that appears right from the beginning of the piece and is its main theme. This motif leads to others that refer to the landscape of darkness, to the forest or to the grotesque characters that survive in these inhospitable surroundings.
The Great Forced Concert of Doublebass is divided into three parts, Allegro moderato, Barcarola and Scherzo finale, and allows a great brilliance of the performer either on piano version or orchestra version.
Written in a single movement and organised around three extracts from the homonymous novel by Jules Verne.
The Magnificat is based on the Gospel of Luke, in which the Virgin praises the wonders of the creator and reflects on his people’s history.
This work as described by its title is a romantic poem starting with passionate spirit and with a long and wide melody full of expressivity. The piano does not have a soloist part, in spite of appearing notoriously, but becomes part of the orchestral element. The central part consists of four soloist interventions of the violin, the clarinet, the flute...
Stabat Mater was influenced by the choral techniques that the author learned from maestros Gandolfi and Sicuri, to whom he dedicates this piece, and also the knowledge he acquired at that time from choral works such as Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, amongst others.
Tres momentos en Antioquía is written in three movements: Allegro, Largo and Allegro, with a background of small symphony. Each movement describes a different moment of the author's mood experienced during the first few months working and living in Medellin (Colombia).