O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst S.298 (Love Dream nº 3) F. Liszt (J.Bonet)
Adagio und Allegro opus 70 R. Schumann
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (piano solo) F. Liszt
“Visions” for horn and Piano (American Première) Juan J. Colomer
I. Andante moderato II Adagio III Allegretto grazioso
Liebesleid F. Kreisler (J. Bonet)
Requiebros G. Cassadó (J. Bonet)
Pièce en Forme de Habanera M. Ravel (J. Bonet)
Scherzo (piano solo) J.L Turina
Spanish Dance nº 5 E. Granados (J. Bonet)
Romanza Andaluza P. Sarasate (J. Bonet)
Oblivion A. Piazzola (J. Bonet)
"Vision of Spain" is a monumental series of 14 paintings by Spanish master Joaquín Sorolla" commissioned by millionaire Archer Milton Huntigton for the Hispanic Society in New York.
In the recital "Visions of Spain, A Horn & Piano Soirée" , Javier Bonet and Miriam Gómez-Morán will present their own vision of Spain, throughout a very uncommon chamber music ensemble: french horn and piano.
A very original program which will encompass not only one of the most characteristic pieces for this ensemble such as Adagio & Allegro by Schumann, but also the American première of Juan J. Colomer's work "Visions", followed by a very challenging and interesting part: a selection of pieces of their last CD "Just for Fun", presented in America for the first time. Transcriptions of pieces originally written for voice, violin, cello or piano by Turina, Ravel, Granados, Piazzola, Cassadó or Sarasate among others. All these will require the grandest virtuosity and lyricism from the horn, not only technically but also in sound and color.
Juan J. Colomer is a Spanish composer living in Los Angeles. Among other works from a very wide production, his ballet “Sorolla” commissioned by the National Ballet of Spain, was premiered June 12th, 2013 in Madrid. His second opera "El Pintor" (The Painter) based on Picasso, with libretto by Albert Boadella, was commissioned by Teatro Real (Madrid) as part of the 200 year anniversary celebration and will premiere February 2018. In 2004 he wrote a horn concerto "Naturaleza humana" for Javier Bonet, recently released on CD.
All in all, "Visions of Spain, A Horn & Piano Soirée" is a different view of the Spanish musical flavor, connecting the folklore to the contemporary, throughout a marvelous couple formed by these two instruments.
This concert has been made possible by the Programme of the state agency Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)