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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - Scherzo


29 June 2018
Scherzo
Asier Vallejo Ugarte

El hecho de que Debussy y Fauré compartieran tiempo y espacio en el momento de tránsito del siglo XIX al XX hace que sea viable encontrar puntos de encuentro entre ambos. Uno de ellos viene dado por las fuentes literarias y poéticas, que los llevaron a componer simultáneamente sobre Pelléas et Mélisande de Maeterlinck y a poner música, en distintos momentos de sus carreras, a textos del poeta simbolista Paul verlaine. Es el caso de las tempranas Ariettes oubliées de Debussy, que marcan el camino al estilo futuro del compositor sobre los ideales expresados en los primeros versos de Art poétique: “Se ha de elegir lo impar, más vago y soluble en el aire, sin nada en él que pese o que pose”. Aunque en esta interpretación manda la voz sugerente y sensual de Magdalena Kozená, la orquestación de Brett Dean adelanta el clima de El mar, los juegos de luces y de colores que florecen dentro de su solidez constructiva, muestra de la pequeñez del hombre frente a la grandeza de la naturaleza. Ese equilibrio entre contenido (ambientes) y continente (herencia del sinfonismo romántico) lo logra admirablemente Robin Ticciati, igual que consigue dar a Fauré la claridad, la mesura, la serenidad y la sutileza extrema que definen su marca, caracterizada por una absoluta ausencia de ampulosidad, grandilocuencia y virtuosismo. Lo mismo en Pelléas que en el maravilloso preludio de Pénélope, una de sus últimas obras y en la que pudo “traducir la humanidad más noble y desgarradora”, mantiene la atención al detalle y la sencillez expresiva aun cuando la música se vuelve más grandiosa. Además de ofrecer una fabulosa visión de un repertorio no tan bien servido como cabe pensar de inicio, la buena noticia de este disco es la sensacional respuesta de una orquesta con más pasado que presente (el paso puede revertir) como es la DSo de Berlín.
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