Arturo Márquez ‘Danzón No. 2’: ‘Nostalgia and Jubilant Escape’

Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2 Commissioned in 1994 by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Danzón No. 2 is one of the most frequently performed pieces of Mexican contemporary classical music. Based on the Mexican partnered dance, the ‘danzon’ genre utilises syncopation, offbeats and pauses, where the dancers hold elegant positions before carrying Read more…