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Casablancas: Seven Scenes From Hamlet, New Epigrams / Valdivieso, Barcelona 216

Casablancas / Jutsum / Valdivieso / Barcelona 216
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579004   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benet Casablancas
Performer:  Paul Jutsum
Conductor:  Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona 216
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Now in his creative maturity, the Catalan composer Benet Casablancas has a growing interest in the sensuality of sound. Seven Scenes from Hamlet, one of his best-known works, is a theatrical mosaic of images inspired by Shakespeare’s play. The Epigrams and New Epigrams present a fertile whirlwind of sensations, references and surprises. In modo di Passacaglia unfolds as a cycle of forty variations on a twelve-note melodic theme, which fluctuate between agitated virtuosity and tranquility. The acclaimed Spanish chamber ensemble BCN 216, comprising piano, celesta, five strings, seven wind instruments, harp and percussion, specialises in the performance of contemporary chamber music. Now in his creative maturity, the Catalan composer Benet Casablancas has a growing interest in the sensuality of sound. Seven Scenes from Hamlet, one of his best-known works, is a theatrical mosaic of images inspired by Shakespeare’s play. The Epigrams and New Epigrams present a fertile whirlwind of sensations, references and surprises. In modo di Passacaglia unfolds as a cycle of forty variations on a twelve-note melodic theme, which fluctuate between agitated virtuosity and tranquility. The acclaimed Spanish chamber ensemble BCN 216, comprising piano, celesta, five strings, seven wind instruments, harp and percussion, specialises in the performance of contemporary chamber music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Scenes from Hamlet (7) by Benet Casablancas
Performer:  Paul Jutsum (Narrator)
Conductor:  Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona 216
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989 
2. New Epigrams by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona 216
Period: 20th Century 
3. In modo di Passacaglia by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona 216
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993/1996 
4. Epigrams by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona 216
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990 
5. Petita música nocturna by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona 216
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 

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