From the music of El Amor Brujo by Falla, bursts the poetry and strength that we immediately associate with flamenco. It originally belongs to a 1915 ballet based on a popular myth: the soul of a gypsy who returns to the world of the living to prevent his beloved from becoming involved with any other man. This spirit is eventually exorcised and vanquished by the “kiss of perfect love“.
Going back from fiction to reality, this program opens with the work that Luís Tinoco composed in 1998 to bring media attention to the situation in East Timor, four years before the end of Indonesia’s occupation.
In between, we have the opportunity to watch one of the last creations of Richard Strauss. His Concerto for Oboe was composed during the Second World War and is one of the most technically demanding pieces in the entire repertoire for this instrument.
The Bruised Love
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
Luís Tinoco Chant for East Timor
Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto
Manuel de Falla El Amor Brujo, orchestral version of the ballet music (vs. 1920)
Lucas Macías Navarro oboe and musical direction