ALEJANDRO ROMÁN (b.1971): Epojé for Cello and Piano, Op. 50, Homenaje a Bartók for Clarinet and Piano Trio, Op. 10b, Nocturno for Mezzo-Soprano, Violin and Piano, Op. 54, for Piano Trio: 3 Tableaux Franais (Trio Sonata), Op. 9d, Diégesis, Op. 52, Zootropías, Op. 45.
Catalogue Number: 08T081
Description: Román's engaging, eclectic and approachable style draws on Impressionism, Romanticism, jazz and popular music and the music of different cultures. Epojé and Nocturno are poetic and Romantic; the Tableaux are a tribute to Debussy, very influenced by his style, and the Homage to Bartók is based on an Hungarian scale. Diégesis consists of short episodes based on musical fragments interpreted from ancient Greek manuscripts, elaborated in a variety of styles from contemporary to (sort of) rock 'n roll. The evocation of the Zoetrope, an early precursor of animated cinema, uses a variety of repeating, flowing forms to depict various faded, sepia moving scenes, simple and nostalgic. Marta Knörr (mezzo), Justo Sanz (clarinet), Trío Arbôs.