Balada: Caprichos Nos. 1 & 5
Bertrand Piertrand Piétu (guitar), Aldo Mata (cello) & Tatiana Franco (flute)
Iberian Chamber Orchestra, José Luis Temes
Catalan-born Leonardo Balada fuses tradition with modernity and folk with the avant-garde, producing music of stunning sonorities. Caprichos No. 1 pays homage to the poet Lorca in a blend of virtuosic writing and transformative dance rhythms. In Caprichos No. 5, based on Albéniz’s piano music, distorted melodies are revealed, as well as instruments engaging in exciting duels. A Little Night Music in Harlem sees Mozart translated via surrealist sleight of hand, whilst Reflejos balances lament with typically incendiary brilliance.
Balada: A Little Night Music in Harlem
Balada: Caprichos No. 1 ‘Homage to Federico García Lorca’
Balada: Caprichos No. 5 ‘Homage to Isaac Albéniz’