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Castillo: Orchestral Music / Guijarro, Perez, Et Al


Release Date: 01/30/2001 
Label:  Ensayo   Catalog #: 2002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel Castillo
Performer:  Ana Guijarro
Conductor:  Juan Luis Perez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here we have three works all brand new to the catalog, by a contemporary Spanish composer whose name is probably unfamiliar to you all as well. There is no doubt that Castillo is a composer who writes in an accessible style. The composer writes: "The evolution in my personal language can be traced through a progression of three piano concertos and a concerto for two pianos and orchestra. A gap of eight years separated the first and second concertos, and among the works written for piano in those years, there was one that represented an important watershed as regards formal, melodic and rhythmic technique. This was Prelude, Variations and Toccata, after which my piano work was destined to be different. This second concerto was composed in Read more the early part of 1966 and was first performed in Madrid on January 7, 1967. I was privileged to be the soloist." The Symphony No. 3 was commissioned by the Seville Electrical Utility and was premiered by the same forces as appear on this recording on May 6, 1994. In it, the composer sought to establish some nexus between the content of the work and the circumstances surrounding its creation. Thus the title "Poems of Light." We all know "The Majors" are starving your customer who is looking for new orchestral music on disc. Well, here is a fine new CD beautifully performed and recorded. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Festive Overture by Manuel Castillo
Conductor:  Juan Luis Perez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Sala Apolo, Sevilla, Spain 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 3 "Poemas de luz" by Manuel Castillo
Conductor:  Juan Luis Perez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Sala Apolo, Sevilla, Spain 
Length: 40 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 2 by Manuel Castillo
Performer:  Ana Guijarro (Piano)
Conductor:  Juan Luis Perez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Sala Apolo, Sevilla, Spain 
Length: 22 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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