Violinist, conductor and composer Silvestre Revueltas was one of the most prominent Mexican artists at the beginning of the last century, with orchestral works such as Sensemayá bringing him world acclaim. One of the world’s best cello ensembles, the Polish Cello Quartet, will be showing us what Sensemayá sounds like played by four cellos and percussion. The Spanish cellist Amparo Lacruz will be playing Revueltas’ Tres Piezas and Mexican guitarist and composer Manuel Ponce’s Tres Préludes.
Albert Ginastera’s cultural role in Argentina was comparable to that of Revueltas’ in Mexico. He wrote Pampeana for his then-future wife, the cellist Aurora Nátola, in 1950.
Job ter Haar – cellist, musicologist and expert on Central and South American music – will be performing arrangements of this music for this programme as you’ve never before heard them.