Flute and Bass

Horacio Franco - Víctor Flores
Del Medioevo al Danzón



01. 1(a).-Prelude, Suite BWV 997. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
02. 1(b).-Aquila altera (Códice faeza 117). Jacopo da Bologna (s.XIV)
03. 1(c).-Preludio. Hans Friba (1899-1986)
04. 1(d).-Grazioso (de Op. 3 no. 11). Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831)
05. 1(e).-Teléfono a larga distancia (Danzón). Aniceto Díaz (1887-1964)
06. 2(a).-Sonata para flauta y continuo. (de un manuscrito de la Catedral Metropolitana de la Cd. de México). Anónimo (s.XVIII)
07. 2(b).-Arabesca para bajo solo. Hans Friba (1899-1986)
08. 2(c).-Engels Nachtegael para flauta sola. Jan Van Eyck (c.1590-1656)
09. 2(d).-Falla con misuras (Bassa Danza). Anónimo (s.XV)
10. 2(e).-Largo (del concieto "Il Gardellino" Op. X no. 3). Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
11. 2(f).-Al fín te ví (danzón). Ernesto Lecuona (1865-1963)
12. 3(a).-La pasión amorosa. Giovanni Botessini (1821-1889)
13. 3(b).-Biance Flour (Códice Faenza 117). Anónimo (s.XIV)
14. 3(c).-Allegro. (de la Sonata en fa mayor Op. VI no. 4). Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
15. 3(d).-Gavotte. Reinhold Gliére (1875-1956)
16. 3(e).-Almendra (Danzón) Abelardito Váldes (1911-1958)
17. 4(a).-A division (ground). Anónimo inglés (s.XVIII)
18. 4(b).-Juárez (Danzón). Esteban Alfonzo (1888-1951)
19. 4(c).-Giga & Double (de la Suite BWV 997). Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
20. 4(d).-Adagio & Presto. Jean Barriére (1705-1747)
21. 4(e).-Nereidas (Danzón). Amador Pérez 'Dimas' (1902-1976)
Horacio Franco: Flute
Víctor Flores: Bass
"From the Middle Ages to Danzon"
Two instruments, two virtuosos come together to achieve a symbiotic relationship that provides excellent results: an album full of sounds, revelations of mutations. Yes, "From the Middle Ages to Danzon" (Quindecim Recordings, 2002) is a mosaic of different ways that people have expressed musically through the centuries and now are part of a universal heritage.
In addition, this results from the overlap of two talented Mexican musicians: flutist Horacio Franco and bassist Victor Flores, who managed to mate with their instruments in an almost perfect (could easily omit the "almost") to sound majestic, masterful.
In fact, a factor to note is the selection of topics that make up this CD, it is very balanced, allowing the harmonious interaction of the two instruments, as well as the possibility that each one shine, stand out, look, giving occasion for the musicians demonstrate their mastery and virtuosity, passion and sensitivity, as each interpretation reveals the soul and feeling of the performer.
As indicated in the booklet accompanying the disc: "The program 'From medieval to danzón' is, firstly, to unite the expressive possibilities of both instruments and techniques whose development has nothing to do either historically or timbre, but work excellently for 'telling' a path that is common to each other: the universality of musical language and, secondly, to demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of this language not only corresponds to a type of music. "
Indeed, the maestro Horacio Franco arrangements they make the contents of the disc is uniform and integrated, that is, naturally amalgamate the sounds of music 'educated' with 'popular' pieces from the classical repertoire with gems the danzón were selected.
"From the Middle Ages to danzón" was recorded at Laboratorio Arte Alameda (formerly Colonial Art Gallery) in October 1999 in the Auditorium "Blas Galindo" the National Arts Centre in May 2001. It is on sale in record shops and bookstores prestige.
El virtuoso flautista mexicano Horacio Franco

1 comment:

kokolo said...

Out of all the wonders an beauty you ofered lately I got stuck on this one particularly.