A. PIAZZOLLA: The Four Buenos Aires Seasons
A. GINASTERA: Suite of the ballet ‘Estancia’, Op. 8A
I. STRAVINSKY: The Firebird
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae
Leticia Moreno, violin
Tomàs Grau, conductor
Piazzolla, Ginastera and Stravinsky did not conceive these works originally in the way they are currently interpreted. The Four Buenos Aires Seasons are individual tangos composed by the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla between 1965 and 1970, and which the Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov arranged to give him the shape of an orchestral suite establishing a link with the famous Four Seasons of Vivaldi. The versatile and meticulous violinist Leticia Moreno plays this work like nobody else, extracting all the nuances of each one of the seasons of the year.
Igor Stravinsky and Alberto Ginastera have in common that both made a suite of pieces from ballets of their own creation, coinciding in the plot (the triumph of love between two young people from different backgrounds). The influence of The Firebird, a work that established new musical patterns expanding the horizons of the dancers and impacting the public’s ears, is evident in the Estancia ballet suite. Although the atmosphere is very different (a fantasy story in Stravinsky, a story of gauchos in Ginastera) the rhythm is energetic and vigorous, and the scenes and characters are perfectly portrayed through the music.
Biography Leticia Moreno
Considered worldwide as an exciting and versatile violinist, Leticia Moreno “She captivates audiences and critics with her natural charisma, virtuosity and profound interpretative power” and in 2012 she was name Echo Rising Star offering recitals in the principal European theatres.
Leticia has worked with conductors of the magnitude of Yuri Temirkanov, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Krzysztof Penderecki, Josep Pons and Juanjo Mena, among others. With a strong international profile, Leticia has collaborated with orchestras like the Wiener Symphoniker, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, as well as the main Spanish and Latin American orchestras.
We highlight her performances with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder at the Festival de Santander and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Weimar Staatskapelle conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the RTE Dublín Orchestra conducted by Josep Pons and two tours: one with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic with Temirkanov, and the other with the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia with Andrés Orozco Estrada in Europe.
Leticia has collaborated with artists like Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou, Kirill Gerstein, Alexander Ghindin, Laumes Skride, Mario Brunello, Leonard Elschenbroich and Maxim Rysanov.
She studied with Zakar Bron at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and became the youngest member to be admitted to the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt. She has won several international violin competitions such as Szeryng, Concertino Praga, Novosibirsk, Sarasate and Kreisler. She plays a Nicolò Gagliano of 1762.