Recording of Gerald Plain's Ripsnorter. The American slang term "ripsnorter" is defined in the dictionary as a thing that is unusually violent. "Ripsnorter" is one of a series of compositions that attempt to incorporate materials that are characteristic of Kentucky. The composer uses the folksong “Joe Clark,” changing the words slightly at the opening of the composition to achieve a gruff-like quality.
Recording of Liviu Dandara's Fresca. Fresca synthesizes folk sound phenomena that accompany the daily events of Romanians. There are three intensity curves, proportionally equal. They correspond to the songs/signals of work, funeral music, and love songs. The dynamic culmination is reached in the same section, which interferes with the space and time of the folk festival. The final represents the filtering of a reverberation of the culmination of the work, accompanied by fragments of the motive-echo, which suggests permanence.
Recording of Antonio Mastrogiovanni's Cuauhtémoc. The work "Cuauhtémoc" is dedicated to this young Aztec king, who defended the city of Mexico against the Spanish conquerors commanded by Hernan Cortes. During the siege of this city, nine-tenths of the Aztec population was exterminated, and Cuauhtémoc himself was tortured and assassinated by Hernan Cortes. Three fragments of indigenous texts are used in the work: The first text is the one recited on the occasion of the birth of a Mexican child, and is mixed with the name Cuauhtemoc. The second text is a description of the Spanish army. The third text is a description of the city of Mexico after the cruel siege.
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