LUÍS TINOCO (b.1969): Round Time for Orchestra, Soprano and Orchestra: From the Depth of Distance (Ana Quintans), Search Songs (Yeree Suh), Songs from The Solitary Dreamer (Raquel Camarihna).
Catalogue Number: 07P083
Description: These are all attractive, thoroughly accessible works, thoroughly grounded in tonality. A recurring feature of Tinoco's style is a persistent rhythmic momentum provided by pulsating passages of repeated motifs, somewhat reminiscent of John Adams. Round Time combines this technique with episodes of atmospheric color in exotic timbres created through the composer's inventive orchestration. The orchestral song cycles, setting a variety of texts, with those by Fernando Pessoa being especially resonant, adds to these characteristics an intensely lyrical and beautiful melodic line for the soprano soloist, now soaring and dramatic, now intimate and sensuous. English and Portuguese-English texts. Gulbenkian Orchestra; David Alan Miller.