Songs in this series. 1. ¿Con qué la lavaré? 2. Vos me matásteis; 3. ¿De dónde venís, amore? 4. De los álamos vengo, madre. Composer; Performances. [translations by John Glenn Paton]. Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios () [ anonymous]. Joaquin Rodrigo. ¿Con qué la lavaré? (–). Vos me matásteis. Cuatro madrigales amatorios (). Compose date: Duration: 8′. Editor: Chester. Orchestration: soprano 2 (1) 1 0 1 1 0 0 Str. Versions: Original for voice.

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Indeed, it was during a time of intense pain that he composed part of his most recognized piece, the Concierto De Aranjuez. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

Joaquín Rodrigo – Cuatro madrigales amatorios ()

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. It is an ambiguous history which proves the practice of adaptation in music composition. It is through the tributes of composers like Rodrigo that the music of this extraordinary era lives on through the 21st century.

Homenaje a Joaquin Rodrigo. The Maiden and the Nightingale: The simple contrapuntal style is a perfect musical match for a text concerning someone enchanted with a young virgin girl on the banks of a river who has remarkable hair in which he feels tied up — “you have killed me,” he says.

This may seem to be at odds with the “popular” focus of art in the Golden Age – however, during this time it was a philosophy embraced as much by the upper class as much as it was by the Spanish citizens. The text, which is only four lines long, is repeated in isolated phrases and reharmonized, taking on a surreal character as a result of this obsessiveness.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The final exhortation is accompanied by light music box-like tinkling patterns in the high piano registers at a pianissimo dynamic, which leaves an aura of unreality hanging in the air at the conclusion of the whole set.

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Nothing else in Rodrigo’s catalogue is more heavily influenced by folk music than his “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”.


Madrigales (4) amatorios, for voice & piano (or soprano & orchestra)

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Introspection Late Night Partying. Composed inthis collection of four love songs is madrivales almost entirely from 16th century vocal music. En Aranjuez con amaorios amor. Songs and Madrigals for Soprano and Orchestra.

There is a steadily increasing Spanish-style melisma and skips of a perfect fourth in those passages that refer to the swaying of the trees in the wind. Genre Vocal Music Classical. Songs from the Soul.

Cuatro madrigales amatorios | Oxford Lieder

Please enable JavaScript in your browser madrivales use the site fully. This led to a fascination with, and romanticization of, “peasant” music in the royal court.

Streams Videos All Posts. These four wonderfully lyrical and peculiar love songs have both a neo-classical flavor in the style of their music and a surrealistic flavor in the handling and content of the texts.

The fourth madrigal, De donde venis, amore? From where have you come beloved? In “Vos me amatoros leftthe soloist performs a song of love which comes straight out of Spanish peasant culture, expressing heartbreak which the elite were likely not overly familiar with.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

With what then shall I bathe? Beautiful Dorian-mode harmonies begin the work. Songs from the Exotic. Jazz Latin New Age. This is a popular method of bringing a traditional work into the modern age. This illustrates a divide which recurs throughout Spanish history. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Fuenllana modernized these songs by rewriting them for vihuela, while Rodrigo casts them in a more contemporary light by orchestrating them for an ensemble befitting the 20th century, with a full orchestra sound complete with strings and winds.

This endorsement proved a great boon to the popularity of kadrigales villancico, which rose to prominence at this time as a polyphonic form which we hear today in many great madrigals. Sur Les Ailes du Chant. The above performance showcases the tragic nature of the music.


The amaforios itself has a lively Latin folk flavor accompanied by “wrong-note” tone clusters and tinkling motoric patterns. There is an ecstatic joy and a kind of teasing to the repetition of the text which continually inquires as to the direction a beloved one is going: It was the elite’s fascination with romantic adversity which served to popularize such a broad musical movement, and gave birth to some of the time’s most exemplary art.

Themes of anguish and pain seemed to be characteristic of the Golden Age; in a time when arts and literature were flourishing, it became fashionable to share in the hardship experienced by the lower class. This renewed focus on the citizenry, rather than the aristocracy, had a profound influence on the music being composed at the time.

The text repeats and gradually adds more lines, eventually unfolding a complete image in which the mother is urged to go to see the popular trees in Seville, where the singer’s beautiful girlfriend lives. Works were no longer solely written for court use; in the amatprios century there can be found a wealth of folk music very much oriented madtigales the Spanish peasant. These underscore the text, which urges a mother to go to a stand of poplar trees.

Shall it be “timidly Sexy Trippy All Moods. Fuenllana wrote his three madrigals as part of his “Orphenica Lyra”, which was composed for the court of Prince Phillip II. It’s understandable that Rodrigo would strive to honor these works. Given the romantic, sweeping hyperbole of the music “Long haired maiden, You have amatorrios me die” it is clear why the sort of sentiment popularized by the Golden Age captured the imagination of all men and woman, regardless of class.

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