Lorenzo Ferrero - La ruta de Cortés
La ruta de Cortés is a symphonic poem written in 1992, which can be performed individually or as part of the suite "La nueva España."
This is a suite of six symphonic poems written between 1991 and 1999, which is dedicated to the conquest of New Spain (as Mexico was once called) by the Spanish in 1519-21. The cycle follows the chronological order of the historical events: in the 3rd part, "La ruta de Cortés," the Spaniards set out across inaccessible mountains and after a march of more than a thousand kilometres they reach the Valley of Mexico.
"The story is of great relevance and reminds us that cultural diversity is a precious asset that must not be squandered." ~ Lorenzo Ferrero