Title of the work: Natura interiore (2016).
Composer: Javier Torres Maldonado.
Instrumentation: Flute, English horn, violin, viola, cello.
Publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - Milano (for more information please send an e-mail to my publisher).
Year of composition: 2017.
Commission: Divertimento Ensemble.
World premiere: 10.01.2017, Milan, Teatro Lita, Rondò concerts season (DE project "Diabelli Varitions"), Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (conductor).
Score (only with authorization)
Javier Torres Maldonado contributed to the Divertimento Ensemble's project around Beethoven's Diabelli Variations with Natura interiore for flute, cor anglais, percussion, violin, viola and cello, which was given its first performance on January 18 at the Teatro Litta in Milan during the "Rondò" series, by the commissioning ensemble directed by Sandro Gorli. Commissioned to mark the Ensemble's 40 years of activity, this very brief variation on Beethoven's "Diabelli"variation number 27 shows how Javier Torres Maldonado carries out an extreme condensation and fragmentation of the original thematic materials, employing a pointillist technique; in this way the original motives are distributed within the instrumental group note per note, often with extreme changes of register. This all takes place very rapidly and resolves in a superimposition which maintains only the essential figural lines.