Concierto Madrigal. Nacho Duato
CND ARCHIVE NACHO DUATO REPERTOIRE 90/10
- Choreography: Nacho Duato
- Music: Joaquín Rodrigo
- Sets: Walter Nobbe
- Costumes: Nacho Duato
- Light Design: Edward Effron
- World premiered by Compañía Nacional de Danza at the Teatro Romea, Murcia, October 6, 1990.
The composer has made the following comment on his work: "This concerto has freed itself of the classical melodic architectures and, the established dialogue and the concerto style adopted in its composition notwithstanding, it resembles more a suite, even though the supporting element is the variation. Each of the variations or episodes are described by their respective titles, which give a score is characterized by a delicate poetical sketch. Occasionally, and due to the theme's origin, the episodes are of a modal or archaic nature; in other episodes, the melody acting as a filament all through the work is inundated by a more popular feeling". Nacho Duato's interest and tendency to use his roots is a constantly recurring feature of his work. The music, the popular feeling, the colour of the land, are values employed by Duato to establish, in his own style, a mutual relationship between all the elements, where the movement merges with the environment that has been created. In Concierto Madrigal, far from basing himself on a specific line of argument, Nacho Duato has let himself become envelopped by the colour of nature, allowing us to discover a poetical feeling: the song of the people.