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PAUL DESENNE

WORKS

 

Complete Works | Symphonic | Concertos | Chamber | Brass and Percussion | Guitar / Theorbo / Cuatro

Harp | Keyboard | Percussion | Piano Duos | Solo Instruments | Strings | Vocal | Winds

27. PUNTOS NAVEGANTES: TWO PIECES FOR EARLY BAROQUE QUARTET (1998-99) ca. 9’
For recorder, baroque violin, viola da gamba and theorbo

Music based on early European music forms still found in the Venezuelan islands
Punto del Tirano
Canarios de Indias


Commissioned by the Palladian Ensemble of London

23. ZARPA EL FESTIVARPA (1997) ca. 17’

For nine chromatic harps, two diatonic Venezuelan folk harps, celesta, marimba, percussion, bass and cuatro (Venezuelan guitar)

Commissioned for the 1998 Third Latin-American Harp Convention
Premiered by the International Harp Orchestra Auditorio de la Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas in 1998,
conducted by Alfredo Rugeles


17. THREE PIECES FOR FLUTE AND GUITAR (TRIPTICO) (1994-95) ca. 10’
Bossanovals
Recuerdos de Venosa
Kumbiologia

Luis Julio Toro, flute / Rubén Riera, guitar

 

Premiered at the Contemporary Music Festival in Caracas in October 1995 by Luis Julio Toro, flute and Rubén Riera, guitar

 

Commissioned by Solistas de Cámara
Premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in 1991 by Solistas de Cámara, conducted by Juan Tomás Martínez


4. EL MONOCORDIO DE LATA (1990-97) ca. 9’

For flute, oboe, violin, cello and cuatro (Venezuelan guitar)

3. QUINTETO DE LA CULEBRA (1988) ca. 5’
For flute, oboe, violin, cello and cuatro (Venezuelan guitar) in two movements
Pajarillo de la culebra
Bambuco cruzado

Nicolás Real, flute / Anette León, harp / Paul Desenne, cello


Premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in 1990 by the Paul Desenne Ensemble; US premiere at the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York in 2008 with Paquito d’Rivera and Marco Granados


2. BOTELLA AL GUAIRE (1985-86) ca. 14’
For flute, English horn, violin, cello and cuatro (Venezuelan guitar) in three movements
Guasa del 5 y 6
Canción de cuna de las montañas de Caracas
El fulchola

Nicolás Real, flute / Anette León, harp / Paul Desenne, cello


Premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in June 1990 by the Paul Desenne Ensemble

1. QUINTETO DEL PAJARO (1981-83) ca. 17'
For flute, oboe/English horn, violin, cello and cuatro (Venezuelan guitar) in four movements

Seis por derecho
Guasa del borrachito
Alba / vals
Periquera

Nicolás Real, flute / Andrés Eloy Medina, oboe and English horn / David Moreira, violin / Paul Desenne, cello / Aquiles Báez, cuatro (Recorded in 1990)

 

Program Notes


Premiered in Paris in December 1983 by the Paul Desenne Ensemble; US premiere at Weill Recital Hall, New York in December 1994 with Paul Desenne and members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, organized by the American Composers Orchestra

 

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