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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Nr katalogowy: CHAN 10735
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: sierpień 2012
EAN: 95115173527
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): hiszpański
Rodzaj: symfonia

Montsalvatge: Orchestral Works

Chandos - CHAN 10735
+Ruby Hughes, soprano
*Clara Mouriz, mezzosoprano
BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Fanfare Recommendation Diapason d'Or
Partita 1958
Simfonia de Requiem+
Cinco Canciones Negras*
Calidoscopi simfonic
This disc of orchestral works marks the centenary in 2012 of the birth of the Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge. It is released as part of our Spanish music series, conducted by Juanjo Mena, a fellow Catalan national and Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic.

Montsalvatge was one on the most influential musical figures in Catalan music during the latter half of the twentieth century. He explored virtually every musical form, but many of his most significant works, including Cinco Canciones Negras (Five Negro Songs), were written after his discovery of the art of the Antilles. He was fascinated by West Indian music, which, as he wrote, ‘was itself originally Spanish, exported to the Caribbean, and then reimported’. In Cinco Canciones Negras for mezzo-soprano and orchestra he set a varied collection of poems from the Caribbean and Spain, adopting the captivating rhythms of the West Indies. ‘Canción de Cuna para Dormira a un Negrito’ can only be described as one of the tenderest lullabies in the repertoire, presenting a vivid contrast to the exhilarating display of rumba-like rhythms in ‘Canto Negro’.

Partita 1958, which, in the words of Montsalvatge, is ‘not entirely unrelated to classicism’, is strongly inspired by the works of Darius Milhaud, who had discovered the intoxicating rhythms of Latin-American music during the First World War, and had introduced them into his own compositions to sensational effect in the 1920s.

Calidoscopi simfonic derives from an early, unfinished ballet, El Angel de la Guarda (The Guardian Angel). The impressionistically evocative introduction is irresistible evidence of Montsalvatge’s genius as a ballet composer, while the finale is an uninhibited celebration of primitive rhythms with thudding percussion, snarling trombones, uproarious trumpets, and, in the slower middle section, a characteristically melodious cor anglais.

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