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Leon: Misa Breve, Songs / Espinosa, EAFIT Symphony Orchestra

Leon / Cullins / Eafit University Symphony Orch
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 142  
Composer:  Jaime León
Performer:  Gemma Coma-AlabertSarah CullinsMac McClure
Conductor:  Cecilia Espinosa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  EAFIT Symphony OrchestraArcadia Chamber ChoirTonos Humanos
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in 1921, Jaime León is now the Grand Old Man of Colombian music. A vital figure in the development of Colombian art-music, León has been pianist (he is a grand-student of Clara Schumann), conductor, teacher, administrator and composer. His Misa breve has an innocent sincerity reminiscent of Poulenc’s religious music, and although the word-setting in his songs is subtle and imaginative, they have the same melodic immediacy and uncomplicated appeal. Born in 1921, Jaime León is now the Grand Old Man of Colombian music. A vital figure in the development of Colombian art-music, León has been pianist (he is a grand-student of Clara Schumann), conductor, teacher, administrator and composer. His Misa breve has an innocent sincerity reminiscent of Poulenc’s religious music, and although the word-setting in his songs is subtle and imaginative, they have the same melodic immediacy and uncomplicated appeal. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Misa breve by Jaime León
Performer:  Gemma Coma-Alabert (Mezzo Soprano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Cecilia Espinosa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  EAFIT Symphony Orchestra,  Arcadia Chamber Choir,  Tonos Humanos
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 
2.
Pequeña pequeñita by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Gemma Coma-Alabert (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
3.
Aves y ensueños by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 
4.
Cuando lejos, muy lejos by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
5.
Siempre by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982 
6.
Serenata ("La calle está desierta"), for voice & piano by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
7.
Canción de Noel by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
8.
Algún Día by Jaime León
Performer:  Mac McClure (Piano), Sarah Cullins (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 

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