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Title: Xiomara

Composer: Anna Cazurra

Instrumentation: Violin and Piano

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As the title suggests, Xiomara recreates in a free way diverse sonorities of the old Hispanic-Arab culture, which enriched the heritage of artistic treasure of the Iberian Peninsula. Written in a single movement, this work presents a main theme, which represents in a very stylised way the song of a young Moorish girl (violin) accompanied by the chords and the counterpoint of a lute (piano). The theme of Xiomara, of deep and expressive character, alternates with other secondary themes that present diverse contrasting characters in a rondo structure, as if it were the narration of a story lived in the first person. The first secondary theme has a dynamic and rhythmic character; the second theme shows a playful and sensual character. The third theme has a sad and innocent nature.  

The central section, which becomes the link between the exposition and the reexposition, is constructed on a totally new theme, based on the daring and incisive dialogue between the violin and the piano, emphasized rhythmically by the combination of simple and complex binary beats and syncopated rhythms. After this section the main theme and the three secondary themes reappear with variations. New motifs appear which generate new themes, of more dramatic character and that announce a tragic ending. Violin and piano solos appear in this section, which develop the theme of Xiomara in a more elaborate way.  

I have tried to maintain a balanced participation between both instruments. One of the most notable characteristics of Xiomara is the great variety of contrasting themes that alternate with the main theme and that are not developed.