From the deep melancholy in which the well-known Adagio for Strings, by American composer Samuel Barber, is steeped to the pathos which gives Symphony no. 6 by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky its name, it is clear that there is a great time and cultural separation. Despite this, the lyricism with which both composers explore human sensitivity – taking the most passionate and poignant fibre of humankind – have made their work two of the most admired and popular scores in the western catalogue. Positioned between these two works, we find one of this season's premières, commissioned from the Zaragoza composer Jesús Torres, one of Spain's most prolific contemporary creators.
The complete Beethoven sonatas