Sonetos del amor oscuro : arranged for soprano and piano
by Rosalind Page (2004)
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Sonetos del amor oscuro : for soprano and piano / music by Rosalind Page ; a setting of six texts by Federico García Lorca.
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Instrumentation: Soprano, piano.
Duration: 20 min.
Contents note: 1. El poeta hable por teléfono con el amor (The poet speaks with his love on the telephone) -- 2. El amor duerme en el pecho del poeta (Love sleeps on the breast of the poet) -- 3. Noche del amor insomne (Night of sleepless love) -- 4. Soneto de la guirnalda de rosa (Sonnet of the garland of roses) -- 5. Llagas de amor (Wounds of love) -- 6. El poeta pide a su amor que le escriba (The poet asks his love to write to him).
Dedication note: Song 6 dedicated to Jane Sheldon and Zubin Kanga.
Texts in Spanish by Federico García Lorca.
Please note: Song 6 "El emor duerme en el pecho del poeta" from Sonetos del Amor Oscuro for soprano and piano should be performed as the second song in the cycle (as per order in score).
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|2006||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Winner||Rosalind Page|
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My favourite Australian art song repertoire
Posted by Australian Music Centre on 22 July, 2013
The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.
Romantic and strange. This piece does a beautiful job of placing us in the rather surreal landscape of Lorca in love.
Described as a journey of love's soul from light to darkness, Sonetos del amor oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love) is Page's setting of sonnets that remained largely unknown and unpublished for 50 years. It is a mature and deeply soulful cycle, demanding great stamina and breadth of emotional expression. Tension builds throughout the piece until the final movement where the singer must unleash everything emotionally, yet end on a sustained lamenting high note. A work of extremes, from sensual radiance to despair in both the musical landscape and the vocal line itself.