The erudition of Ramón Andrés, National Award for Essay

The studious Ramón Andrés (Pamplona, 1955), a man of firm and silent erudition, has been given to lifting a essical project where music, thought and reflection

The erudition of Ramón Andrés, National Award for Essay

The studious Ramón Andrés (Pamplona, 1955), a man of firm and silent erudition, has been given to lifting a essical project where music, thought and reflection coexist with poetry, with listening, with observation. Andrés' books are celebrations of a wisdom that does not seek the nervousness of focus or fame, but the clarity of intelligence, complicity, refined discussion. And in this path he has worked on an unusual, necessary, sharp, honda and surprising work: philosophy and consolation of music, published by the cliff publishing house. A volume with some monumental, not so much by the pages and the sophisticated knowledge that it keeps inside.

For this work, Ramón Andrés receives the National Test Award convened by the Ministry of Culture and endowed with 20,000 euros. In the work of him there is always something that goes further: the result of a tracking for the recesses of history until he reached the mythology of contemporary man. It is a way to seek explanation to what we are. Why we are what we are. And in this case he converses with the authors of the past and trace novelly in our language a history of the philosophy of music.

It is a wise and close text where the author defends that writing about music is not only a way to prolong the consolation, but it is a way of preserving our unreasonable reserve. In this sense, the jury highlights the chosen work "to unite music and poetry dialogue with antiquity and attract readers of different sign. It is a study that reveals that heard and intellect are inseparable and shows the sacred relationship between philosophy and Music. It is a written encyclopedic work with ease that underlines the humanistic reverberation of music from the presocratic to the illustration. "

For the first time in the prize trajectory this is granted to a monumental book focused on music. Ramón Andrés was a professional musician, and between 1974 and 1983 he interpreted medieval and Renaissance repertoire by Europe, training that has allowed him to enter the history of thought from the perspective of musical language. But he is curious and knowledge of him go further, according to him he lets himself see in books as not suffering from company. Mystical writings about silence (centuries XVI and XVII), poetic anthology of Spanish romanticism or semper dolorens. History of suicide in the West. He also launches an intense poetic work. In some of the verses of him now is the truth of always: "Do not abide, do not fear and remember: what belongs to you, destroys you." It is a beautiful lesson for days like these in which no one is safe from a whole life surrounded by the political jacket.

Updated Date: 18 October 2021, 10:41

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