The world premiere of "Clara" by Gabriela Ortiz, reviewed by New York Classical Review!
Updated: May 26, 2022
Along with two R. Schumann Symphonies, the public had the chance to hear for the first time the composition of Gabriela Ortiz, exploring the connection between Robert and Clara Schumann, the acclaimed composer-pedagogue and the groundbreaking pianist-composer who was his wife and muse.
In Ortiz’s words, “This piece represents an acknowledgement of Clara, a tribute to her. It also signals my gratitude to all the women who, in their time, challenged the society they were raised in by manifesting their artistic oeuvre.”
The performance of the work was highly praised by the New York Classical Review in these words:
« The skill and imagination in the music were continuously impressive—as soon as one felt there had been a natural ending, a new idea came along and brought the listener further. In a season that has been full of excellent new orchestral pieces, Ortiz’s Clara stood out as both the most complex and the most exciting. Along with the symphonies, the Philharmonic’s performance was at the highest level. »
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