Recuerdos de un exilio
(live at San Giacomo - Spazio d'Arte)
Performed by Duo Jerez
Lucía Mariel Fernández | soprano
Juan Pablo Palomino | guitarist
Produced by Cristiano Zatta - ImageSonika
Released in May 2023 - Ⓟ 2023 SkillMedia Master
ARTIST: Duo Jerez
FORMAT: WAV 48|24 high resolution files - available only with PRO synchronization license
PHOTO: Daniele Perin, Michele Zangrossi
The “Ballata Dall’Esilio” by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the fulcrum of “Recuerdos de un exilio” is the first release by Duo Jerez.. A musical repertoire with Spanish and Italian music and lyrics, which is lead by the cultural and linguistic roots of the two performers.
Lucía Mariel Fernández and classical guitarist Juan Pablo Palomino, both of Latin-American descent, decided to form Duo Jerez, combining their respective experiences gained while studying at the same Conservatory, which has lead to a great creative partnership.
Recuerdos de un exilio is the first album by the duo, which brings together four live performances, recorded and produced by Cristiano Zatta and filmed by Michele Zangrossi in the San Giacomo - Spazio d'Arte auditorium and studio for ImageSonika.
The popular song La Morillas De Jaén by Federico García Lorca is the opening track. A gentle and poignant interpretation, followed by the vibrant El Paño Moruno and the ethereal Asturiana by Manuel de Falla. The “Ballata Dall’Esilio” by Castelnuovo-Tedesco is the final piece, which really demonstrates the artistic maturity of the duo.
Recuerdos de un exilio (stories of exile)
The theme is the exile of the florentine composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco during his expatriation to the United States, due to the racial laws against the Jewish community, in which other composers were also united.
The Spanish Civil War in 1936 and the supremacy of General Francisco Franco in 1939 prompted Manuel De Falla to leave his homeland and move to Alta Gracia in Argentina, which is where he died in 1946.
The anti-Catholic massacre and also the probable impact of the loss of his dear republican friend Garcia Lorca, led Manuel De Falla to years of great emotional and artistic crisis, in which the Maestro composed less and less.
A voluntary exile for Manuel De Falla to whom Duo Jerez wishes to pay homage by interpreting the famous "Siete Canciones Populares Españolas".
The history of the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca is more dramatic than that of an exile.
He was captured and executed by Spanish soldiers in Granada after refusing asylum in Colombia and Mexico.
Before becoming a poet, he was a musician, and through his friendship with Manuel De Falla he strengthened his connection with Spanish popular music.
Combining poetry and cante jondo gives us the " Canciones Españolas Antiguas " that Lucia and Juan Pablo really make their own in Duo Jerez’s repertoire.