Songs centred on the theme of Cervantes.
Release of a new CD wit a compilation of Cervantes inspired songs , with texts mainly taken from “Don Quijote” and brought to life by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Elena Grajera, mezzo-soprano
Alfredo García, baritone
Isabel Gil, guitar
Laura Sierra, piano
This is the fourth volume comemorating the 400th anniversary of the first edition of Cervantes’ “Don Quijot”. In this CD, various works by the all female, IberoAmerican composers centre around the theme of the women who appear in the novel.
The selected composers are the Spanish born Matilde Salvador, Carmen Marina Gioconda, Zulema de la Cruz, Beatriz Arzamendi and the Mexican born Ana Lara.
Radio Clásica program “Viaje a Ítaca” includes in its edition on January 7 2016, a long interview with baritone Alfredo Garcia, conducted by journalist and music critic Carlos Matesanz, director of the program.
Poem by Clara Janés to Alfredo García in the book “Hidden Variables” (“Variables Ocultas”) and published by Vaso Roto.
“To whom that sings, he has been granted the gift of loquacity” is the beginning of this poem.
In January of 2016 and in co-production with the Teatro Real and the Teatros del Canal de Madrid, the opera of “The Knight of the Sad Figure “ will be brought new to the stage. 2016 commemorates the 400th aniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes (b. Alcala de Henares, 29th September , 1547- d.Madrid, 22nd April, 1616).