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Testamento de Hecuba

Hecuba's Will
Written in:
1989
Duration:
6'
Instrumentation:
mezzo soprano and guitar
Commisioned by

Commissioned by Julio De Escrivan in 1989.

Premiere

Premiered in 1989 in Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam by Lore Lixenberg, mezzo soprano and Julio De Escrivan, guitar.

Programme Note

This work came about after my participation in the Garden Opera project organised by Covent Garden in 1988.

The work combines different fragments of three poems by Rosario Castellanos to give continuity to a dramatic narrative in the score.   Text based on poems about Hecuba and the events of 1968 in Mexico by Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos.