The topic of music was almost a magic formula that he used to propose friendship

There have been a few modern composers who have turned to the works of García Márquez for inspiration, and this page will collect information on these artists and their works. If you have any additional references you would like to see here, please send them in!

Featured Artists

Daniel Catán -- This Mexican composer's 1996 opera, Florencia en el Amazonas, "explores Gabriel García Márquez's vision of magical realism."

Bill Frisell -- American jazz guitarist extraordinaire, Bill Frisell named one of his pieces "Remedios the Beauty."

Modena City Ramblers -- An Italian music group whose 1997 album Terra e libertà contains several García Márquez-inspired songs.

Moxy Früvous -- A Canadian pop group with a song loosely inspired by Love in the Time of Cholera.

Radiohead -- This eclectic and literate English rock group has a B-side called "Banana Company," loosely inspired by One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Roger Reynolds -- Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Reynold's Voicespace IV: "Eclipse" incorporates texts from García Márquez, Borges, James Joyce, and others.

Juan Vicente Torrealba -- A Venezuelan musician, and the composer of a merengue based on One Hundred Years of Solitude.

--Allen B. Ruch
2 June 2003

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