February 18th, 2021 – 20:00 CET | Concierto VI

Joan MAGRANÉ (Reus, 1988)
Composer-in-Residence at the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical-CNDM in the 2020-2021 season.

Frottola (2020)

Presentation by Joan Magrané and Ángel Soria (SIGMA Project soloist)

Concert: Frottola (2020)

Conversation between Marina Hervás (musicologist) & Alberto Chaves (SIGMA Project soloist)

Musical Tip: Musical expressivity in microtony and bisbigliando by Ángel Soria

Frottola (2020) for saxophone quartet 
Work commissioned by Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical-CNDM/INAEM
World premiere 18/I/2021 at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid). Cycle Series 20/21 of the Centro Nacional de Música-CNDM

If in Chanson (the other part of the diptych) the piece that articulates the work was the polyphonic song by Clément Janequin “Toutes les nuits”, in the second one, Frottola, it’s a Bartolomeo Tromboncino’s frottola (a form of multi-voice song predecessor of the madrigals) called “Non val acqua al mio gran fuoco”. The main section (Poco mosso) flows freely and undulating, as inage of water, alternating in contrast with another section (Più mosso) more angular and wild, as image of fire. Tromboncino’s original music appears briefly and subtly quoted in the quieter moments.

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