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"Composer and violinist Gabriel Bussi keeps working on “La Tribuna”..."

todalamusica.es

January 2021

 

Report on the creation of La Tribuna and the efforts of the creators to get the opera premiered, after inicial plans to roll it out for the centenary of Emilia Pardo Bazán's decease had to be postponed.

 

With abundant audiovisual material and references to this page.

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"The tribune sounds"

La Opinión – A Coruña

June 8, 2019

by Julio Andrade Malde

 

"...On this occasion we heard a symphonic suite from the opera.

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Bussi used a rich instrumentation, which – adding the fact that the composer stays true to the heritage of romanticism – helps the public embrace the composition happily, because you can listen to it without difficulties. The author was heavily applauded. Brilliant reading of the orchestra, well conducted by Pons..."

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"Brillant Josep Pons and J. Colom with an international symphonic program"

Bachtrack.com

June 10, 2019

by

Pablo Sánchez Quinteiro

 

"... The symphonic suite of La Tribuna ... Written for large orchestra, it was very welcomed by the musicians...

It is a music that is not only far off the contemporary music proceedings, but which decidedly applies aesthetics of the 19th century , difficult to fit into modern music programming...

Bussi's work certainly proved to have the necessary craftmanship and inspiration to justify it being performed and listened to, and even heavily applauded, as the public in fact did..."

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"Lady Emilia on the tribune"

La Opinión – A Coruña

January 13, 2018

by Julio Andrade Malde

"... It's not a minor accomplishment by Ozores to adapt the novel of Lady Emilia to the stage – and even to the musical stage, with its particular demands. Same to say of Gabriel Bussi, creator of a music that promises to capture the listener through its undeniable beauty and true lyricism. Now, after this brilliant launch on the very same stage where the immortal novel takes place (the first one to feature of social character in Spanish literature), it only remains to get it premiered in its entirety, through support of all Galician institutions. It would be ideal to have it promoted by our local opera festival, which would be honored to host its world premiere..."

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"... Presentation of an opera based on 'La Tribuna' by Pardo Bazán"

Diario Lirico

January 12, 2018

"...Gabriel Bussi, visibly moved, said that five years ago, during a premiere of one of his works, he was asked what his next challenge would be, to which he replied without thinking: "compose an opera". Two or three days later, he was contacted by Ozores, asking if he would participate in this project. He praised Ozores' work in condensing the book, "making cuts and combining characters while maintaining the essence" in a superb way.

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Javier Ozores ... pleaded with Amigos de la Ópera and all present authorities to help get the work onto the stage...

Countess Pardo Bazán, Carmen Colmeiro, heir to the writer ... finalized making vows for the opera to be performed."

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"Emilia Pardo Bazán returns to the scene of La Tribuna ..."

La Voz de Galicia

January 12, 2018

by Rodri García

"... The cigar maker and her creator returned last night to the old tobacco factory, scenery of «a masterpiece that completely maintained its relevance throughout time», laid out by Javier Ozores.

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Bussi praised Ozores' «bravery to put in verses a work of this kind», stressing that, even though condensed, it contained everything. He also emphasized that Ozores didn't opt for a dramatic ending –when Baltasar breaks up with Amparo, «although the way she acts in the end it looks more like she breaks up with him»–, but there is a third act in which the protagonist, being pregnant, «not only faces the social burden to have a fatherless child but even keeps helping the cigar workers to build barricades»..."