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Einojuhani Rautavaara

Balada (2014)

Plays: 1393

for solo tenor, SATB chorus and orchestra
Duration: 01 mins 15 secs
Mika Pohjonen/Helsinki Music Centre Choir/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgårds
(p) and © 2016 Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Ondine ODE 1274-2

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Text heard on Sample:
La muerte entra y sale de la taberna.
Pasan caballos negros y gente siniestra
por los hondos caminos de la guitarra.
Y hay un olor a sal y a sangre de hembra
en los nardos febriles de la marina.

La muerte entra y sale y sale y entra la muerte.
El puñal entra en el corazón,
como la reja del arado en el yermo...

Death enters and exits the tavern.
Black horses pass by and sombre folk,
on the deep paths of the guitar.
An odour of salt and of a female's blood
rises from the feverish nardus on the sea shore.

Death enters and exits the tavern, death.
The dagger plunges into the heart
like the blade of a plough into dry earth...

Text: Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)

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