Orchestra Conductor

Brassurround, the closing concert

Brassurround, the closing concert.     Belonging to the Brassurround, Festival Spanish Brass, Cristobal Soler conducts the closing concert performing works for brass orchestra.  It is the case of the play Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare , a powerful brass and percussion fanfare that Richard Strauss composed for this prestigious orchestra in 1924.  The program includes other interesting works of contemporary […]

Cristóbal Soler Orchestra Conductor SMR Cuenca

THE ACADEMY OF SMR CUENCA 2017 BEGINS

THE ACADEMY OF SMR CUENCA 2017 BEGINS For the first time in the history of the Religious Music Week of Cuenca, an Academy of Perfection is created in the disciplines of orchestral, choral and vocal practice to train soloists, choir and orchestra for the Festival. Last 27th, 28th and 29th of January, about two hundred […]

Happy New 2017 – Feliz Año 2017 with Granados

FAREWELL TO 2016 AND WELCOME 2017 WITH MUSIC BY E. GRANADOS ADIÓS AL 2016 Y BIENVENIDA AL 2017, CON MÚSICA DE E. GRANADOS ADIÓS AL 2016 Y BIENVENIDA AL 2017, CON MÚSICA DE E. GRANADOS Cristóbal Soler despide el año 2016 y da la bienvenida al nuevo año 2017 con su particular homenaje a Enric […]

Cuenca Religious Music

Academy associated with the Religious Music Week

ACADEMY SMR CUENCA Academy associated with the Religious Music Week We believe that the relevance of the Religious Music Week of Cuenca in the Spanish musical scene requires us to be aware of the need for young musicians to have an intermediate locus between the completion of their academic training and the access to the job market.   Nowadays, the need […]

REHEARSING HINDEMITH

CRISTÓBAL SOLER: REHEARSING HINDEMITH

CRISTÓBAL SOLER: REHEARSING HINDEMITH With Castelló Symphony Orchestra Invited by the Castelló Symphony Orchestra, Cristóbal Soler is rehearsing Paul Hindemith ´s Symphony Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) composed while Hindemith was working on the preliminary stages of the opera of the same title. It was commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Wilhelm Fürtwangler who asked […]

Deutsche Grammophon and Cristóbal Soler

Cristóbal Soler conducts and records for Sony plays by Falla and Granados with O.C.G.

CRISTOBAL SOLER CONDUCTS AND RECORDS FOR SONY PLAYS BY FALLA AND GRANADOS WITH O.C.G. Cristobal Soler is now in Granada, amid rehearsals of two concerts and the recording for the label Sony. The selection of symphonic works includes the mime-play in two tableaux El Corregidor y La Molinera (The Governor and the Miller´s wife), first version of […]

Cristóbal Soler, new Artistic Director of the Cuenca Religious Music Week

Cristóbal Soler, new Artistic Director of the Cuenca Religious Music Week (SMRC) Conductor Cristóbal Soler has been chosen by the Patronage of Religious Music Week as the new Artistic Director of the veteran Festival of Cuenca, which next Easter will celebrate its 56th edition. Cristóbal Soler has been unanimously chosen, with the support of all […]

Goyescas , OSC

GOYESCAS by Enrique Granados

Auditori de Castelló - November 2016

Cristóbal Soler plays the famous “Intermezzo” from the opera Goyescas, by Enric Granados (1867-1916), one of the favorite Spanish orchestral pages. Curiously, with the purpose of adding more duration to a short one-act opera, it was written just before the World premiere which took place at the New York Metropolitan Opera House, on the 28th of January 1916.
 
That morning, Granados ended an orchestral interlude -his last composition- that was inserted between the first and second scenes.
Nowadays, it has become a frequent independent concert piece, while the complete opera is rarely performed on stage. It was, however, the first opera in Spanish to be performed at the Met, and paired that evening with Leoncavallo´s Pagliacci
 
In his review for the New York Times, Richard Aldrich wrote about the last evening success and stressed :
 
"The intermezzo that preceded the next tableau is an interesting piece of orchestral writing in which the composer has  ingeniously  made use of some of his most characteristic tunes with changed rhythms  in transformations and  combinations".   
 
Granados wrote the opera based on the themes from his famous Piano Suite also called Goyescas (1911), inspired by the paintings of Goya. He orchestrated to form a new opera in one act and three scenes.  So, the libretto by Fernando Periquet had to be fitted to existing melodies, the opposite of the usual way of writing an opera.
 
Granados had manifested his interest in orchestrating again this work but death surprised him before starting his plan. The success of the Met premiere of Goyescas led indirectly to Granados's death. He was invited by President Woodrow Wilson to perform a piano recital at the White House, causing him to postpone his return to Spain. Granados and his wife lost their lives on the 24th of March 1916, when their ship, the French steamer Sussex, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the English Channel.
Orchestra conductor

Cristóbal Soler conducts works by HINDEMITH, GRANADOS AND CHOPIN.

  HINDEMITH GRANADOS AND CHOPIN Invited by the Symphony Orchestra of Castelló, Cristóbal Soler conducts works by Hindemith, Granados and Chopin. The concert will take place at the Auditori i Palau de Congressos de Castelló, today Friday 4th November, at 19,30h.   Hindemith composed the Symphony, Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) while working on […]

Cristóbal Soler Orchestra Conductor

SERGUEI PROKOFIEV (1891–1953) Romeo and Juliet op.64

SERGUEI PROKOFIEV (1891–1953) Romeo and Juliet op.64   SERGUEI PROKOFIEV (1891–1953) Romeo and Juliet  op.64 Ballet in four acts and nine scenes Selection of Suites  nº 1 & 2 (1936) – The Montagues and the Capulets – nº 1 from Suite nº 2  – The young Juliet – nº 2 from Suite nº 2   – Romeo […]