Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ramon Montes de Oca - El descendimiento según Rembrandt

Ramon Montes de Oca (1953-2006) was a Mexican composer of whom I know very little indeed, but the one piece I have come across is well worth a listen. El descendimiento según Rembrandt is a slow meditation for string orchestra on the Rembrandt painting of Jesus being taken down from the cross. He wrote it in 1991, and I believe that this recording comes from a concert given in 2007 by the Orquesta Sinfonica de la ciudad de Guanajuato (México) under the direction of Richard Marckson. I'm afraid it's only 128kbs, but as a unique recording, hey, it's better than nothing.

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