Aleix Palau | 9 April 2019


Heras-Casado will conduct the prestigious ensemble on Wednesday, 10 April in Hall 1 Pau ‎Casals at L'Auditori and will perform “El Amor Brujo” (Love, the Magician) and “El sombrero ‎de Tres Picos” (The Three-Cornered Hat) by Manuel de Falla as well as the “Pulcinella” Suite ‎by Igor Stravinsky. For three days, the orchestra and the conductor from Granada will occupy ‎Hall 1 at L'Auditori to prepare the programme, record the album on the Harmonia Mundi ‎record label and perform the concert.‎

Pablo Heras-Casado, currently one of the most acclaimed Spanish conductors on the ‎international scene, returns to L'Auditori to lead the prestigious Mahler Chamber Orchestra.‎

The maestro and the orchestra will spend three days in Hall 1 Pau Casals at L'Auditori to ‎prepare the concert and record an album that focuses on Manuel de Falla’s music.‎

Invited by the world’s greatest orchestras, such as the Philharmonics of Berlin, Vienna, New ‎York and Los Angeles and the London Symphony Orchestra, and a regular collaborator with ‎the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic, Heras-Casado joins us to make ‎a second recording for this co-production between L'Auditori and Harmonia Mundi.‎

If in 2017 he conducted Felix Mendelssohn’s works with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, on ‎this occasion, in 2019, he leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed ‎chamber orchestras of the moment, to perform two of Manuel de Falla’s greatest works: “El ‎Amor Brujo” (Love, the Magician) and “El Sombrero de Tres Picos” (The Three-Cornered Hat), ‎the latter to mark the centenary celebration of its premiere.‎

Conceived as music for ballet, both compositions have come to form part of the great ‎symphonic repertoire as splendid examples of the incorporation of folklore within classical ‎forms and structures.‎

Through these two works, Falla stylised traditional Spanish dances and incorporated the ‎cadences and rhythms of flamenco song and dance into the symphony, while creating some ‎of the most intense and recognisable passages of classical music.‎
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You can view this concert programme on the following link