What the afternoon and the mountain said

António Chagas Rosa (1960 - )

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What the afternoon and the mountain said

1999

 

 

This title was borrowed from the first haiku (out of a series of seventeen) which J. L. Borges, translated in 1981. The musical discourse of the piece reflects the sequence of ideas that flow from poem to poem. There isn't any pre-established sequencial link between the several parts that compose the piece. Each one of them is loaded with dramatic associations that reflect the composer's background in opera and song writing. Each part, or fragment, can be seen as a short monodrama with a life and a theme of its own.