Harp - Classical Guitar - Flute - Violin - Marimba - Piano


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Harp

Ballade (2014)

  • approx. duration:  7' 30"
  • After hearing Elisa Torres Pérez perform Alberto Ginastera's Harp Concerto with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, I was inspired by her amazing interpretation and execution of the work. Ballade is a virtuosic piece for harp composed for and dedicated to Elisa Torres and aligned with her amazing capabilities and musicianship.

 La Ventana Secreta al Cielo (2012)

  • approx. duration:  8' 00"
  • La Ventana Secreta al Cielo (The Secret Window to Heaven) is a fantasy for solo harp aspiring to evoke the metaphysical moment in which one stands between the Earthly looking through the window of the Holy. In spite of the fact that one will be able to cross to the other side, this experience comes with a glimpse of wisdom and an overall peaceful acceptance that, even with the unattainable of the Holy, the experience is vast and enough.
  • premiere:  by Elisa Torres Pérez in 2012 at the Jesus Maria Sanroma Symphony Hall at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico.

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Classical Guitar

Sonata No. 1 (2014)

  • approx. duration:  12' 00"
  • My guitar Sonata No. 1 was born out of the necessity of some guitar students at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico to have new, challenging and different repertoire for the guitar. They wanted a piece that could actually represent a concert show piece for the instrument treated idiomatically of course, but without restraint. While this sonata was conceived for the instrument, it is also for the player. It is a very challenging piece. As such, the Sonata No. 1 is a showpiece for the performer by featuring one’s technical abilities as well as the player’s musicality. It is also a piece that the audience will remember!
  • premiere:  Sonata No. 1 has been played, but not yet been given a public premiere.

Crípticos Nos. 4 & 5 (2013) for guitar

  • approx. duration for No. 4:  2' 00"
  • approx. duration for No. 5:  3' 00"
  • The críptico is a compositional methodology created by Iván Enrique Rodríguez consisting of the conversion of texts, written by the composer, into short musical pieces typically for a solo instrument.
  • premiere:  The Crípticos Nos. 4 & 5 were premiered in 2013 by guitarist John Rivera Pico in the Jesús María Sanromá Symphony Hall at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico.
  • recording:  John Rivera Pico's debut recording features contemporary classical music from Puerto Rico and Cuba, including Iván's Crípticos Nos. 4 & 5. The full album, Fronteras, and individual tracks are available from iTunes and CD Baby.

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Flute

Críptico No. 6 (2013) for flute

  • approx. duration for No. 6:  2' 30"
  • The críptico is a compositional methodology created by Iván Enrique Rodríguez consisting of the conversion of texts---written by the composer---into short musical pieces typically for a solo instrument.
  • premiere:  The Críptico No. 6 is being premiered In the intimacy of the wonderful new Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos in midtown Manhattan on November 19th by Darwin Cosme.

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Violin

Críptico No. 7 (2014) for violin

  • approx. duration for No. 7:  3' 00"
  • The críptico is a compositional methodology created by Iván Enrique Rodríguez consisting of the conversion of texts---written by the composer---into short musical pieces typically for a solo instrument.
  • premiere:  The Críptico No. 7 has been played, but not yet been given a public premiere.

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Marimba

Estudio Insulso (2015) for marimba

  • approx. duration:  5' 00"
  • Estudio Insulso (Dull Etude) for marimba follows the étude tradition of the early 19th century as a relatively short piece of considerable difficulty and designed to provide practice material for developing skill and musical perfection. While the majority of études are used as teaching material, many have achieved a place in today’s concert repertory. While Estudio Insulso is an absolute composition, the tempo marking could suggest a poetic line of interpretation for which the performer may need to build a personal story line for a descriptive connection. It is my hope that this piece will find its way into the marimba concert repertoire.
  • premiere:  Estudio Insulso has not yet been given a public premiere.

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Piano

Crípticos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2013) for piano

  • approx. duration for No. 1:   3' 00"
  • approx. duration for No. 2:  3' 00"
  • approx. duration for No. 3:  2' 00"
  • The críptico is a compositional methodology created by Iván Enrique Rodríguez consisting of the conversion of texts---written by the composer---into short musical pieces typically for a solo instrument.
  • premiere:  The Crípticos Nos. 1, 2, & 3 were premiered in 2013 by pianist Yleana Bautista in the Jesús María Sanromá Symphony Hall at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico.