Ten works you must know to feel music

All the music represents the tremor of a premonition subjected to order in an exquisite, wise and malleable fashion within the splendour of art in a humane measure. For example, the ‘Red Book of Montserrat’ for Shostakovich


The Red Book


(14th century)

The Red Book of Montserrat contains a unique collection of songs and dances for pilgrims from the 14th century that joins traditions of highbrow and popular music of the time. Some of its pieces are pleas encompassing the mysterious charm of ultraterrestrial yearning; the best piece, “Imperaytritz de la ciutat joiosa”, is a love chant within a fabled location, of magical miniature, where desire rejoices in the infiniteness of its demand. It is the pure joy of an eternal fountain.