The BBVA Foundation Verso present a selection of works written by the Madrid composer Tomás Marco over an extensive period of time from 1970, the date of the composition of Mysteria, to 2000 and (S)otto Voci(e) which opens the programme. In between, a lofty ‘Concierto coral nº 1′, dating from 1980, for violin and chorus, its originality seen in the combination of solo violin, an instrument given a prominent role in Marco’s catalogue, with two choral groups which vocalise, and the 1971 Necronómicon, a commission from the General Commissioner for Music for Les Percussions de Strasbourg and premiered that same year at the prestigious Granada International Music and Dance Festival.
The meticulous performances are entrusted to a select group of conductors, notably José Ramón Encinar and Miguel Groba, and the always accredited work of the Madrid Community Orchestra and Chorus.
Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid
José Ramón Encinar
Irvine Arditti, violin
01. (S)otto Voci(e) (2000) (10:10)
02. Concierto coral n.º 1 (1980) (25:43)
03. Mysteria (1970) (10:06)
04-07. Necronómicon (1971) (30:58)
Total time: 73:40