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Sonetos Eróticos

Erotic Sonnets
Written in:
1989
Duration:
16'
Instrumentation:
flute/alto flute, soprano, guitar and harp
Commisioned by

Commission by Tom Kerstens, funded by Greater London Arts and the Holst Foundation in 1989.

Premiere

Premiered in February 1990 at St. John Smith’s Square, London by Amy Rodenburg, soprano, Roland Sutherland, flutes, Ruth Holden, harp and Tom Kerstens, guitar.

Programme Note

Three settings of erotic poetry by Mexican poet Hilda Bautista. This work was a written in collaboration with the poet who wrote the poems specially for this project. In this work I was interested in exploring the female sensuality in both, words and music.