Comments on Izarra´s works
"15 cuentos para 2" CD (performed by Luis Toro and Ruben
"Some of the music is hard and astringent worth forceful
rhythms and eerie evocations, for example, TRES CORTOS
by Adina Izarra...this is not a comfortable-coffee table-south american-pleasure-boat
cruise of a recording. It contains rich, heartfelt music that has little
to do with "classical" values yet is esoteric and full of vibrant imagery
that lingers after the notes have faded from the air. Recommended" Tim
Comercio, Ecuador Junio 2000
Guitar March 1999
"Vojm" for voice and electronics.
"The only work celebrated without shyness was "Vojm"
by Adina Izarra"
"Desde una ventana con Loros" CD
"Particularly memorable is the relatively brief Luvina,
in which Toro creates a particularly spooky sounscape...the delicate imagery
of the former ("Desde una ventanta con Loros" for solo guitar) and the
virtuosity of Folías de España provide ample rewards to those
who allow them a second innings. A significant contemporary release". Paul
Guitar January 1999
Classical Guitar Diciembre
"Silencios" for solo guitar.
Funves Editions, Caracas.
"Latin style, leaping melody...Excelent melodic material...I
like this atmospheric and sonorous piece a lot, the effort would be worth
it and would provide an effective, moody addition to the concert hall."
"Folías de España"para
guitarra sola (Ms)
"Impressive set of Variations on a familiar theme...The
work as a whole is a demanding schedule both technically and musically,
but there is nothing here which can´t be made to work well.
A demanding yet by no means unapproachable work by a time served composer
with a natural feel for the guitar." Paul Fowles.
(México) 14 of June, 1998
"The venezuelan Adina Izarra presented her suite "Retratos
de Macondo", of great vitality, extroversion, formal and textural
strength, in which her great sensibility for producing sonic atmospheres
can be appreciated, atmospheres that could only be described as refined
tropics" J.A. Brenan.