With INTI, Caminos Del Inka" initiates an exploration of the symphonic music of Peru. The result of years of research through musical archives an collections, this CD is the first in a series that seeks not only to preserve the historic value of Peruvian symphonic music, but also to return it to life through live performances and recordings.
INTI is the name of the Sun of Quechua, the language of the Incas which is still in use today. In the times before the Spanish Conquest, the sun represented life and the constancy of man. It was loved and venerated, because only under its influence was it possible to propagate and grow, to discover and illuminate a wondrous world of possibility. Accordingly, this CD is also INTI, in that it reveals to us a sonorous universe that has awakened after a long night.
The performance of the works of the great Peruvian composer Enrigue Iturriaga on the Album are part of a celebration of his 90th birthday. This recording of Sinfonía “Junín y Ayacucho: 1824” communicates not only the epic clamor of Peru's most important battle, that which sealed its independence from Spain, but also that special "electric" quality that only a live concert can convey. It is a fitting homage to one of South America's most important composers.
Probably one of the only ways to travel through time-- at least for now-- is through music. For the first time ever, more than three centuries of Peruvian music are gathered in one recording, including the work of important composers such as Spanish cleric Baltasar Martínez and Compañón who, although not Peruvian by birth, adopted the country as his own; and that of young, Peruvian- American composer Gabriela Frank.
Composer Armando Guevara Ochoa has developed an extensive body of work whose style, inspired by the sounds of the Andes, imparts a vision of the Andean landscape and the history of its villages, with the wisdom inherent of the Inca culture.
Completing INTI, the presence of Jimmy López represents a new generation of Peruvian composers, with a work that has won awards for compositions both in Europe and in the United States. Jimmy López is a young composer who, seeks to create a dynamic and innovative language that resonates in both the symphonic and popular musical worlds.