Utilizing an original text by my longtime collaborator, playwright Nilo Cruz, The Five Moons of Lorca lyrically describes the shooting death of dramatist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) at the hands of Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Hints of Spanish folksong, which García Lorca passionately championed contrary to the decree of the Franco dictatorship, are featured throughout.
— Gabriela Lena Frank
- World Premiere Recordings of Songs by Gabriela Lena Frank
- 2nd August 2022
- Art Song Colorado and the Denver Art Song Project have an upcoming album, El Rebelde, featuring music by Gabriela Lena Frank and Shostakovich. Performed by tenor Javier Abreu, baritone Andrew Garland, and pianist Jeremy Reger.