The website of composer Andrew Ardizzoia
Lorca Songs
A portion of the Lorca Songs were composed and first performed
in Northern California in 2004.  The complete cycle was first
performed by mezzo-soprano Olga Perez and pianist Karen McCann
in the autumn of 2008.

The Lorca Songs describe a journey from unrequited infatuation
(Madrigales) to a “new and improved” love.  The intervening songs
are manifestations of confusion, rage, and resignation.  These are
followed by an erotic, sensual dance, a lullaby bathed in
the bliss of afterglow, and finally a pledge of eternal devotion.
The styles of the individual songs, ranging from atonal to lushly
Romantic, are as diverse as the emotions they are meant
to convey.

This work is also available in a version for chamber orchestra. 

Special thanks are due to Olga Perez and Karen McCann for the recording
of the piano version and to Kelly Duerr, Cathy O'Shaughnessy and the ASU
Sinfonietta for the orchestral version.

I. Madrigales

 
		
		

II-IV. Confúsion, El Regreso, Despedida

 
		
		

V. Noche del Amor Insomne

 
		
		

VI. El Amor Duerme en el Pecho del Poeta

 
		
		

VII. Soneto de la Dulce Queja

 
		
		

Below are movements I, V, VI, and VII of the version for chamber orchestra.
I. Madrigales
V. Noche del Amor Insomne

  
		
		

VI. El Amor Dureme en el Pecho del Poeta

 
		
		

VII. Soneto de la Dulce Queja