Zarabanda lejana y Villancico

Joaquin Rodrigo
Duration: 10'
1. Zarabanda lejana
2. Villancico

"Distant Sarabande" and "Villancico" are lesser-known works by Joaquín Rodrigo. These pieces reflect Rodrigo's ability to integrate traditional Spanish music forms into a contemporary classical context. The Sarabande, a slow, dignified dance, is treated by Rodrigo with subtle melody and rich harmonics. The Villancico, originally a Spanish Christmas song, becomes in Rodrigo's interpretation a celebratory and lyrical composition, capturing the folklore and culture of Spain.