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Benguerel - Concertante, Music For Percussion And Strings, Porta Ferrada


Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572571   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Xavier Benguerel
Performer:  Jaume TorrentPhilippe SpiesserManon PhilippeMelodie Giot
Conductor:  Daniel Tosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perpignan Mediterranee Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Spain and raised in Chile, Xavier Benguerel plays an important part in his native country’s musical life, his compositions influenced by the work of Bartók, Stravinsky and the Second Viennese School. The concerto form has long fascinated the composer, whose innovative and ever-changing approach draws the listener into the individual sound-worlds of each work. Recorded live during the Aujourd’hui Musique Festival in Perpignan and featuring a number of musicians closely associated with Benguerel’s work, this album is an excellent introduction to his atmospheric and fascinating music. Born in Spain and raised in Chile, Xavier Benguerel plays an important part in his native country’s musical life, his compositions influenced by the work of Bartók, Stravinsky and the Second Viennese School. The concerto form has long fascinated the composer, whose innovative and ever-changing approach draws the listener into the individual sound-worlds of each work. Recorded live during the Aujourd’hui Musique Festival in Perpignan and featuring a number of musicians closely associated with Benguerel’s work, this album is an excellent introduction to his atmospheric and fascinating music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concertante by Xavier Benguerel
Performer:  Jaume Torrent (Guitar)
Conductor:  Daniel Tosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perpignan Mediterranee Orchestra
2.
Music for Percussion and Strings by Xavier Benguerel
Performer:  Philippe Spiesser (Percussion)
Conductor:  Daniel Tosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perpignan Mediterranee Orchestra
3.
Concert de Tardor by Xavier Benguerel
Performer:  Jaume Torrent (Guitar)
Conductor:  Daniel Tosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perpignan Mediterranee Orchestra
4.
Porta Ferrada Double Concerto by Xavier Benguerel
Performer:  Manon Philippe (Violin), Melodie Giot (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Tosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perpignan Mediterranee Orchestra

Sound Samples

Concertante
Music for Percussion and Strings
Concert de Tardor
Double Concerto de la Porta Ferrada

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