Encantamiento for Flute and Harp
Daniel Catán originally scored Encantamiento for two recorders played simultaneously by a single musician. This work, which encompasses five sections plus a coda, unmistakably evokes sonorities from his opera La Hija de Rappaccini, which he also completed in 1989. Especially striking are the colors and harmonies reminiscent of the scene in Dr. Rappaccini’s enchanted garden, where the two main characters, Beatriz and Giovanni, fall in love. Catán later re-scored the work; Encantamiento for Flute and Harp was written and premiered in Los Angeles, California in 2003. He dedicated it to his wife, harpist Andrea Puente-Catán, who performs it on this recording.