Daniel Catán’s Florencia Suite
brings together music from six scenes of his opera Florencia en el Amazonas
(1996). The libretto for this opera takes inspiration from Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera
. In this piece, Catán tries to create a musical equivalent for the “magical realism” often found in García Márquez’s works. This orchestral suite was written for the Madison Symphony Orchestra in 2003.
1. On the Pier
3. The Storm
6. Florencia's Farewell
A relevant programme note is available on the Florencia en el Amazonas