Jose Luis Dominguez - The Legend of Joaquin Murieta | Naxos 857351516

Jose Luis Dominguez - The Legend of Joaquin Murieta

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 857351516

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 27th May 2016

Contents

Artists

Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jose Luis Dominguez

Works

Dominguez, Jose Luis

The Legend of Joaquin Murieta (ballet in 2 acts)

Artists

Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jose Luis Dominguez

About

Resident director of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor and composer José Luis Domínguez is one of Chile’s leading musicians. Set in California during the Gold Rush of the mid-nineteenth century, The Legend of Joaquín Murieta is both an exciting contemporary ‘action ballet’ and a standalone work in the great tradition of symphonic film music. Its subject is the Californian brigand Joaquín Murieta, often seen as the inspiration for Zorro, and the struggle of a small settlement against the Galgos (The Hounds), a North American gang of vigilantes who harass immigrants and Native Americans.

The composer has deliberately cast his ballet in the lineage of great film score music by the likes of Korngold, Steiner, Rózsa and Herrmann – many of their scores are available in Naxos recordings, so a link can be made between the contemporary ballet and these classic inspirations.

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