Songs in this series. 1. ¿Con qué la lavaré? 2. Vos me matásteis; 3. ¿De dónde venís, amore? 4. De los álamos vengo, madre. Composer; Performances. [translations by John Glenn Paton]. Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios () [ anonymous]. Joaquin Rodrigo. ¿Con qué la lavaré? (–). Vos me matásteis. Cuatro madrigales amatorios (). Compose date: Duration: 8′. Editor: Chester. Orchestration: soprano 2 (1) 1 0 1 1 0 0 Str. Versions: Original for voice.

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Joaquín Rodrigo

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. These four wonderfully lyrical and peculiar love songs have both a neo-classical flavor in the style of their music and a surrealistic flavor in the handling and content of the texts.

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This renewed focus on the citizenry, rather than the aristocracy, had a profound influence on the music being composed at the time. The simple contrapuntal style is a perfect musical match for a text concerning someone enchanted with a young virgin girl on the banks of a madrigakes who has remarkable hair in which he feels tied up — “you have killed me,” he says.

This led to a fascination with, and romanticization of, “peasant” madrkgales in the royal court. Streams Videos All Posts.

Sexy Madrigalea All Moods. There is a steadily increasing Spanish-style melisma and skips of a perfect fourth in those passages that refer to the swaying of the trees in the amstorios. There is an ecstatic joy and a kind of teasing to the repetition of the text which continually inquires as to the direction a beloved one is going: Composed inthis collection of four love songs is drawn almost entirely from 16th century vocal music.


The final exhortation is accompanied by light music box-like tinkling patterns in the high piano registers at a pianissimo dynamic, which leaves an aura of unreality hanging in the air at madrigalws conclusion of the whole set. All three of these were originally written by Miguel de Fuenllana. Indeed, it was during a time of intense pain that he composed part of his most recognized piece, the Concierto De Aranjuez.

The above performance showcases the tragic nature of the music.

Madrigales (4) amatorios, for voice & piano (or soprano & orchestra)

These underscore the text, which urges a mother to go to a stand of poplar trees. This is a popular method of bringing a traditional work into the modern age. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. It is an ambiguous history which proves the practice of adaptation in music composition. In “Vos me matasteis” leftthe soloist performs a song of love which comes straight out of Spanish peasant culture, expressing heartbreak which the elite were likely not overly familiar with.

Fuenllana modernized these songs by rewriting them for vihuela, while Rodrigo casts them in a more contemporary light by orchestrating them for an ensemble befitting the 20th century, with a full orchestra sound complete with strings and winds. The text repeats and gradually adds more lines, eventually unfolding a complete image in which the mother is urged to go to see the popular trees in Seville, where the singer’s beautiful girlfriend lives.

Rodrigo himself was heavily influenced by the Spanish Civil War, a pivotal aspect of which was the struggle of the lower and middle class against the burguesia, or the elite.

This may seem to be at odds with the “popular” focus of art in the Golden Age – however, during this time it was a philosophy embraced as much by the upper class as much as it was by the Spanish citizens. Beautiful Dorian-mode harmonies begin the work. It’s understandable that Rodrigo would strive to honor these works. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.



Joaquín Rodrigo – Cuatro madrigales amatorios ()

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Homenaje a Joaquin Rodrigo. Introspection Late Night Partying. The fourth madrigal, De donde venis, amore?

Genre Vocal Music Classical. This illustrates a divide which recurs throughout Spanish history.

This endorsement proved a great boon to the popularity of the villancico, which rose to madigales at this time as a polyphonic form which we hear today in many great madrigals. Nothing else in Rodrigo’s catalogue is more heavily influenced by folk music than his “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”. En Aranjuez con tu amor. The melody itself has a lively Latin folk flavor accompanied by “wrong-note” tone clusters and tinkling motoric patterns.

Songs and Madrigals for Soprano and Orchestra. Share on facebook twitter madrigzles. Songs from the Soul. Jazz Latin New Amatoios.

Songs from the Exotic. Given the romantic, sweeping hyperbole of the music “Long haired maiden, You have made me die” it is clear why the sort of sentiment popularized by the Golden Age captured the imagination of all men and woman, regardless of class.

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