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Comellas: Piano Music / Lopez


Release Date: 10/14/2016 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 0347  
Composer:  Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With the political opening-up of Cuba comes a project aiming to throw light on Cuba's forgotten musical legacy. Cuba's heritage of classical music is composed largely of three strands - the inheritance of colonial times and the subsequent influence of African and European musicians - but even after three hundred years of development, most Cuban composers remain unknown to international audiences. Most of the pieces on this release are salon works that blend Chopin and Gottschalk to charm the listener, but Comella's ambitions also went further, with the first sonata published by any Cuban composer. With the political opening-up of Cuba comes a project aiming to throw light on Cuba's forgotten musical legacy. Cuba's heritage of classical music is composed largely of three strands - the inheritance of colonial times and the subsequent influence of African and European musicians - but even after three hundred years of development, most Cuban composers remain unknown to international audiences. Most of the pieces on this release are salon works that blend Chopin and Gottschalk to charm the listener, but Comella's ambitions also went further, with the first sonata published by any Cuban composer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Souvenir, Op. 1 "Song Without Words" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
2.
Vienne, Op. 4 "Grande valse" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
3.
Far Away, Op. 12 "Nocturne" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
4.
The Five Roses, Op. 26 "Mazurka" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
5.
Elégie sur la tombe de ces deux Héros, Op. 3 "Washington et Lincoln" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
6.
Natalie, Op. 10 "Mazurka" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
7.
Le retour, Op. 25 "Nocturne" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
8.
Sonate brillante, Op. 21 by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
9.
Nocturne, Op. 24 by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)
10.
Little Polka "Christmas Toys" by Jose Comellas
Performer:  Jose Raul Lopez (Piano)

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