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Urrutia, Isabel: MadUren malkoak 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    MadUren malkoak
  • Subtitle: 
    for mezzosoprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello and piano
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    7
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Catalonia
  • First performance (performers): 
    ARCEMA/Paris Ensemble. Mezzosoprano: Marie Kobayashi
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    “MadUren malkoak” 

    (“MadU’s tears”) (2016) by Isabel Urrutia 

    This work is for mezzosoprano and ensemble. 

    The first movement is a slow one, where the voice has the leading role. The voice plays the role of a mother who is singing to her son. The role of the ensemble is to accompany to the singer and help her expressing different feelings: love, worry… 

    In the second movement the voice has to represent two different characters: a mother and her son, which are speaking between them. 

    To differentiate them, the mezzosoprano has to sing with a “white voice”, imitating a child and with the voice used in the first movement to play the mother’s role. To help distinguishing the two characters, the composer uses different registers and different syllables. Now, the ensemble has a more active role, sometimes doing imitations for the voice, sometimes without her, in a full of virtuosity writing. 

    The text used in all the score is written in a language which is invented by the composer.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
6
Musicians1st player2nd player
Clarinet
1
B-flat
Bass
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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