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press review on 3 invenciones haydn



On the first performance of Tres invenciones “Haydn”, at the Auditorium in Trent, on April 13, 2005.
From “Il Trentino”, April 15, 2005, Annely Zeni.



The Mexican composer Javier Torres Maldonado, born in 1968, was the new pearl of the last concert of the Haydn Orchestra’s season (after the Bolzano concert, this evening is the last date of the regional tour, at the Auditorium of the Cles educational centre) with the world premiere of his Tres invenciones Haydn. Three miniatures where the complex intellectual effort accomplished by the author revisiting single elements of the Symphony n. 100 - the “Military” - by Haydn fortunately resulted in a much more immediate impact than the process seemed to be, at least as exposed in the articulate programme notes. In fact what reached the listener was the agreeable and convincing result of a brilliant control, especially on the timbral level, with interesting and at times surprising effects of “lighting”: a truly successful way to capture Haydn’s spirit and transfer it to the modern world, using technology without being at the service of technology. An invitation to play in the Haydnian and German and English sense of the word, quite appropriately accompanied by the Symphony the work refers to (the “Military”) but also by the other sublime “player” of the Viennese classical style. […]



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