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La flor en la colina : for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and pianoforte

by Andrián Pertout (2004, this version: 2007)

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Performance by Ensamble Contemporáneo de Santiago from the CD In/Chaîne

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In/Chaîne / Ensamble Contemporáneo de Santiago.

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Work Overview

Franjio Ksaver Kuhac (1834-1911), regarded as the founder of Croatian ethnomusicology, notated over 2,000 traditional songs, resulting in the publication of five volumes of South Slavic national songs in Zagreb between 1878 and 1881, and the dissemination of this repertoire to generations of musicians and scholars. The quotation of 'Cvit mi je u gori' within the work 'La flor en la colina' or 'The Flower on the Hill' pays tribute to this great scholar and the city of Zagreb, which has "enhanced our civilization through its contribution to music, culture and history", at the same time attempting to make a contemporary contribution to the preservation of traditional Croatian folk melodies. The melody was transcribed from a recording produced by Hrvatski Radio (Croatian National Radio) in 1983, which was adapted by Dinko Fio, and performed by the Ošjak klapa singers from Vela Luka (Island of Korcula). Stylistically, the melody belongs to the Dalmatian klapsko pjevanje or 'klapa singing' tradition, which may be described as multi-part harmonic songs from the central and southern Adriatic region of Croatia, usually in a major key, and performed by a male group of singers from four to eight strong.

Work Details

Year: 2004, this version: 2007

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Commission note: Arranged for the Onix Ensamble (México D.F., México)

First performance: by Ónix Ensamble — 31 May 07. Auditorio Blas Galindo, Centro Nacional de lasArtes, XXIX Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez”, 2007, México City, México

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Franjio Ksaver Kuhac (1834-1911) ‘Cvit mi je u gori’ or ‘The Flower on the Hill’ Dalmatian klapsko pjevanje, or ‘klapa singing’ tradition, Central and southern Adriatic region of Croatia

This shorter ‘reduced’ arrangement was especially created for the Onix Ensamble (México D.F., México) for performance at the XXIX Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez” in México City, México.

Analysis

Program note: Andrian Pertout's "La flor en la colina"
© Andrián Pertout

Resonate article: Melbourne Composers' League by John Griffiths and Elizabeth Ruthven

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Performances of this work

8 Feb 2009: at La Flor en la Colina (Deakin Edge). Featuring Chien-Hsiu Ong, Michael Kieran Harvey, Johanna Selleck, Robert Schubert, Isin Cakmakcioglu.

24 Oct 08: Musicarama 2008 Festival, Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Hong Kong. Featuring Ensemble TIMF, Christopher Lee.

31 May 07: Auditorio Blas Galindo, Centro Nacional de lasArtes, XXIX Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez”, 2007, México City, México. Featuring Ónix Ensamble.

30 Apr 06: Dorot, New York, NY, USA

1 Apr 06: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia

27 Nov 05: Salón Fresno, Instituto de Música, Facultad de Artes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

22 Jun 05: Recital Hall SCCM, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

17 Apr 05: Muzej Mimara, International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days 2005 / 23rd Music Biennale Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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