SONATA for flute and piano, Op. 1, (2003)

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Sonata in three movements for flute and piano.                                                                                                           

I.- Merengue                                                                                 

II.- Canción de Cuna

III.- Joropo                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Estimated during: ca. 15 minutes                                                                           

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World premiered on August 3th, 2013 in Caracas- Venezuela, with the composer in the flute and Dr. Ana Maria Otamendi as pianist.  This work shows in some ways the influences of many kinds of music in the performance of three Venezuelan musical rhythm genres. Each one of its three movements show a characteristic genre belonging to the traditional Venezuelan music melted with a particular characteristic of a foreign music (harmony, style, etc.), Thus, in the first movement Merengue is written in a strong 5/8 pattern characteristic of this genre, with a harmony reflected in some moments of the French flute school works for this same format (flute and piano) on the beginning of the XX century, during the born of the Impresionism. The second movement Canción de Cuna (a kind of Lullaby) reflects the universal singing for our children, for their dreams and for their future. Written in a 3/4 pattern, has the same French influence on its harmonization. The third movement Joropo is written in a 3/8 pattern in which a strong dance character is emphasized fusion with a jazz swing.