Reciter Olivier Boudrand
Baritone Jean-Manuel Candenot
Direction Roland Hayrabedian
Who was Ignacio Sánchez Mejias, to whom Frederico García Lorca addressed these four elegiac poems known as “llanto” (lament)? A bullfighter, poet, footballer, playwright, lecturer and inveterate seducer (a true “hidalgo”), Ignacio Sánchez Mejias fascinated his time in a Spain torn between royalists and republicans. He was gored during a fight and died after two days of agony. Lorca’s Homage, one of his most beautiful texts, has given rise to numerous musical settings, including that of the young Maurice Ohana who, in the post-war period, wrote his first major work in a ritualistic, sacred and Mediterranean style that was to remain his aesthetic trademark throughout his life.
On the program:
Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejias Maurice Ohana
06 may 2023 / 11h – Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence
06 may 2023 / 20h – Musicatreize Auditorium, Marseille