This week, pianist and composer Albert Guinovart will be in L’Auditori’s Sala 1 Pau Casals to record his new album with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Entitled El lament de la terra, the CD, released by Sony Classics, will feature the symphonic poems El lament de la terra, which was commissioned by the OBC and premiered in 2009, and the Somni de Gaudí (Gaudí’s Dream).
The album concludes with the Piano concerto No. 3, Les mans del vent (The Hands of the Wind), where the composer is also the soloist. This concert was commissioned by the Barcelona Symphony Band and was first performed in 2010 and conducted by Franz-Paul Decker with Guinovart on the piano. For this recording, Guinovart has adapted the music, originally written for a concert band, so it can be performed by a symphony orchestra.
With more than a dozen concerts together, the relationship between Albert Guinovart and the OBC now spans almost three decades. The first album they jointly produced was the soundtrack to the film (The Long Winter) by Jaime Camino in 1992, released by EMI. He subsequently released Infamia. Tangos de Barcelona (Infamy. Tangos of Barcelona) on Decca, conducted by Lawrence Foster which was a huge success in terms of sales. El lament de la terra will be the third recording by Guinovart and the OBC.
Aleix Palau | 4 December 2019
Albert Guinovart records his new album with the OBC
The pianist and composer creates his third album with the OBC, conducted by Diego Martín. El lament de la terra (The Lament of the Earth) will be released on the Sony Classics label and features two symphonic poems and a piano concerto.