Pacho Flores – Estirpe (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:19:42 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Classical
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Pacho Flores releases his new and fifth album ESTIRPE for Deutsche Grammophon. Taking advantage of his presence in the summer season of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería and Carlos Miguel Prieto for the American premiere of Daniel Freiberg’s Historias de Flores y Tangos, this recording was made with the same protagonists in September 2019 at the Churubusco Studios in the Mexican capital. This album features two guest artists, the Cuban clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and the Argentine pianist, arranger and composer Daniel Freiberg, and already includes some of the concertos resulting from the project of shared commissions of new trumpet concertos from outstanding composers that Pacho and his agency ACM Concerts have been managing over the last few years, and which has already incorporated six new concertos into the repertoire, with a seventh in the process of composition to be premiered during the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons.The album opens with Arturo Márquez’s Concierto de Otoño, the first of the project’s concertos, which was premiered in September 2018 by the Sinfónica Nacional de México under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto. Along with the OSNM, the other orchestras participating in the commission were the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, which premiered it with its conductor José Luis Gómez; the Orchestra of the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Japan, with maestro Michiyoshi Inoue, and the Oviedo Filarmonía, with Lucas Macías. This is followed by Daniel Freiberg’s Crónicas Latinoamericanas, a commission from the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne originally conceived for clarinet, which Freiberg adapted for trumpet especially for Pacho Flores.
The third concerto on the album is Paquito D’Rivera’s Concerto Venezolano, also resulting from the shared commissions project. In this case it was the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería itself, again under the direction of Prieto, who played the leading role in the Mexican premiere and participated in the commission together with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which premiered it with its current conductor Domingo Hindoyan, the Orquesta de Valencia, with Hernández-Silva, and the Sinfónica de San Diego, with its conductor Rafael Payare. The last of the four concertos on the disc is Efraín Oscher’s Mestizo, which has a special significance: Mestizo was commissioned by the Sistema de Orquesta Infantiles y Juveniles de Venezuela and premiered in Caracas in 2010 with the Orquesta Simón Bolívar and Domingo Hindoyan conducting, and in a way it is the real starting point for everything that came later with this project of shared commissions, being the first concerto composed for various instruments of the trumpet family, which then became a constant and distinctive feature of Pacho Flores’ performances. The disc ends with Morocota, a Venezuelan waltz by Pacho Flores originally composed for trumpet and guitar and included on ENTROPÍA, his second album for Deutsche Grammophon, with guitarist and cuatro player Jesús ‘Pingüino’ González, and later also orchestrated by Pacho himself.
1-01. Pacho Flores – I. Son de luz (07:15)
1-02. Pacho Flores – II. Balada de floripondios (06:20)
1-03. Pacho Flores – III. Conga de flores (05:18)
1-04. Pacho Flores – I. Panorámicas (08:05)
1-05. Pacho Flores – II. Diálogos (05:28)
1-06. Pacho Flores – III. Influencias (06:36)
1-07. Pacho Flores – D’Rivera: Concerto Venezolano (19:22)
1-08. Pacho Flores – Oscher: Mestizo (16:29)
1-09. Pacho Flores – Flores: Morocota (04:46)