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Rebay: Sonatas For Flute And Guitar / Belotto, Noque


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9291  
Composer:  Ferdinand Rebay
Performer:  María José BelottoGonzalo Noqué
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An instrument that is almost entirely absent from the output of the great pre- twentieth-century composers, the guitar has long been viewed as a means to discovering new repertoire and neglected composers. One such example is Ferdinand Rebay, whose works (which have only recently come to light) present a unique case in bridging the central-European gap. This release is dedicated to his two Sonatas for Flute and Guitar.

Rebay believed that the blending of wind and guitar timbres produced a far more attractive sound than that of winds and piano, and the two sonatas – written in 1942 – date from an immensely productive period as regards the composer’s chamber duo output for guitar. Heavy in dialogue, they reveal a technique
Read more deeply rooted in Viennese tradition; from the Neoclassical style of the First, whose Scherzo exudes Beethovenian inspiration, to the stirringly Romance feel of the Second, with its broad phrasing and intensely lyrical passagework, these are two strikingly different works of character that together illuminate a fascinating area of past-century music-making.

In representing the first recording of the two sonatas – works that currently exist only in manuscript form – this release forms a significant addition to Brilliant Classics’ chamber music discography. The two young Spanish artists on the disc, Mari?a Jose? Belotto and Gonzalo Noque? (who created the performing editions), set a high standard with their virtuosic display, arguing a strong case for why this composer deserves to be better known.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• First recordings of the works, made in 2011.
• Performing editions from the manuscripts by Gonzalo Noque?.
• Includes booklet notes and biographies of the performers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Flute and Guitar no 1 in E major by Ferdinand Rebay
Performer:  María José Belotto (Flute), Gonzalo Noqué (Guitar)
2.
Sonata for Flute and Guitar no 2 in D major by Ferdinand Rebay
Performer:  María José Belotto (Flute), Gonzalo Noqué (Guitar)

Sound Samples

Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: I. Allegretto (moderato)
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: II. Theme
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: II. Variation 1: L'istesso tempo
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: II. Variation 2: L'istesso tempo
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: II. Variation 3: Etwas ruhigeres Zeitmass
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: II. Variation 4: Leicht bewegt
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: III. Scherzo - Trio
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 1 in E Major: IV. Rondo
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: I. Allegro, molto moderato
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: II. Sehr ruhig, mit zartem Ausdruck
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: III. Scherzo - Trio
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Theme
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 1: Etwas bewegter
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 2: Allegro
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 3: Wieder sehr massiges Zeitmass
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 4: Wieder lebhaft bewegt
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 5: Allegretto commodo
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 6: Andante
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Variation 7: Molto moderato
Sonata for Flute and Guitar No. 2 in D Major: IV. Schluss-Variation: Marsch-Trio

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