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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The fourth madrigal, De donde venis, amore? The melody itself has a lively Latin folk flavor accompanied by “wrong-note” tone clusters and tinkling motoric patterns.
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. AllMusic Amatotios Composition Noteworthy. Streams Videos All Posts. En Aranjuez con tu amor. It’s understandable that Rodrigo would strive to honor these works.
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 madrrigales in the air at the conclusion of the whole set.
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Madrigales (4) amatorios, for voice & piano (or soprano & 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. These underscore the text, mardigales urges a mother to go to a stand of poplar trees.
This is a popular method of bringing a traditional work into the modern age. Beautiful Dorian-mode harmonies begin the work. Nothing else in Rodrigo’s catalogue is more heavily influenced by folk music than his amaorios Madrigales Amatorios”.
This illustrates a divide which recurs throughout Spanish amatroios. All three of these were originally written by Miguel de Fuenllana. Fuenllana wrote his three madrigals as part of his “Orphenica Lyra”, which was composed for the court of Prince Phillip II. Homenaje a Joaquin Rodrigo.
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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. 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 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.
Songs and Madrigals for Soprano and Orchestra. Sexy Trippy All Moods. 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: From where have you come beloved?
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 renewed focus on the citizenry, rather than the aristocracy, had a profound influence on the music being composed at the time. 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. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Genre Vocal Music Classical. Songs from the Soul.
This endorsement proved a great boon to the popularity of the villancico, which rose to prominence at this time as a polyphonic form which we hear today in many great madrigals. In “Vos me matasteis” 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.
Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Works were no longer solely written for court use; in the 16th century there can be found a wealth of folk music very much oriented towards the Spanish peasant.
Given the romantic, sweeping hyperbole of the music “Long haired maiden, You have made 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.
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.
Rodrigo himself was heavily influenced by the Spanish Civil War, a pivotal aspect of which was the struggle of the lower and middle class against the burguesia, or the elite.