Manuel M. Ponce: Orchestral Music, Volume One

Catalogue No: TOCC0502
EAN/UPC: 5060113445025
Release Date: 2018-12-01
Composer: Manuel Ponce
Artists: José Miramontes Zapata, Orquestra Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí

The Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948) is best known for a handful of popular songs and guitar pieces, and yet he left a huge legacy of some 500 works – orchestral, chamber and piano music, art songs and folksong arrangements – which together form the foundation of the Mexican national repertoire. The works recorded here – some for the first time – reveal a composer with a surefooted command of the orchestra, his early impressionism becoming infused with echoes of Mexican indigenous culture in textures of unsuspected richness.

Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí
José Miramontes Zapata, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

    Chapultepec: Symphonic Sketches (1917, rev. 1923, 1929 and 1934)

  1. I Primavera
  2. II Nocturno
  3. III Paseo Diurno*
  4. IV Canto y Danza
  5. Estampas Nocturnas (1908/1912, rev. c. 1923)

  6. I La Noche
  7. II En Tiempos del Rey Sol
  8. III Arrulladora
  9. IV Scherzo de Puck
  10. Instantáneas Mexicanas (1947)

  11. I Canto de la Malinche
  12. II Música Indígena
  13. III Canción Popular
  14. IV Baile del Bajío
  15. V Danza I
  16. VI Danza II
  17. Suite Sinfónica del ‘Merlin’ de I. Albéniz (1929)*

  18. I Preludio –
  19. II Andante –
  20. III Danza –
  21. IV Final


1 review for Manuel M. Ponce: Orchestral Music, Volume One

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    ‘This is a most auspicious start to the Ponce series on Toccata, with fiery and evocative performances under José Miramontes Zapata.’

    —Jonathan Woolf. MusicWeb International

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