Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Journey to Ixtlan


Original / Hungarian title
Utazás Ixtlan felé
Foreign language / English title
Journey to Ixtlan
to a fragment of the poem by Juan Ramón Jiménez - For soprano voice and 4/8/12 string or wind instruments
Year of composition

Solo voice(s) with ensemble
Number of players
S. solo - 4 / 8 / 12 string or wind instruments
12 min

JIMÉNEZ, Juan Ramón
Premiere information
1982, Autumn Festival, Budapest, New Music Studio Ensemble, Albert Simon (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest © 2006, Z. 14296
Available here!
BMC CD 218, 2015 - Klára Csordás (Ms.), BHKZ Academy, Géza Gémesi (cond.)
Remarks, other info
This composition for soprano and chamber ensemble was inspired by the incomparably beautiful poem "El viaje definitivo" by the Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1956 (the German translation of the poem is included in the score). The piece can be performed by several possible ensembles: 1) soprano and 12 stringed or 12 wind instruments; 2) soprano and 8 stringed or 8 wind instruments - playing parts I-VIII; 3) soprano and 4 stringed or 4 wind instruments - playing parts I-IV.