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Montsalvatge: Madrigal; Cinco Invocaciones Al Crucificado; Folia Daliniana; Concertino / Perspectives Ensemble


Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Sasha CookeMonica EllisJames Austin SmithSato Moughalian,   ... 
Conductor:  Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perspectives Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Spanish—and Catalan music in particular—was hugely enriched by the contribution made to its development in the latter part of the twentieth-century by Xavier Montsalvatge. Both as a composer and critic, his influence was widespread, and his music stylistically broad. Folia daliniana explores elements of fantasy and French-tinged refinement whilst one of his major song cycles, Cinco invocaciones al Crucificado, is a passionately intense meditation on Christ’s suffering. Whether rhapsodic or invoking rhythmic or popular dance forms, Montsalvatge’s music remains brilliant, clear and individualistic. Spanish—and Catalan music in particular—was hugely enriched by the contribution made to its development in the latter part of the twentieth-century by Xavier Montsalvatge. Both as a composer and critic, his influence was widespread, and his music stylistically broad. Folia daliniana explores elements of fantasy and French-tinged refinement whilst one of his major song cycles, Cinco invocaciones al Crucificado, is a passionately intense meditation on Christ’s suffering. Whether rhapsodic or invoking rhythmic or popular dance forms, Montsalvatge’s music remains brilliant, clear and individualistic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Madrigal sobre un tema popular "El cant dels ocells" by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Sasha Cooke (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perspectives Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
2. Invocaciones al Crucificado (5) by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Sasha Cooke (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perspectives Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
3. Folia Daliniana by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), James Austin Smith (Oboe), Sato Moughalian (Flute),
Todd Palmer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perspectives Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
4. Concertino 1 + 13 by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin)
Conductor:  Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Perspectives Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
5. Serenata a Lydia de Cadaqués by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Sato Moughalian (Flute), Blair McMillen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972-1973; Spain 

Sound Samples

Folia daliniana
Madrigal sobre un tema popular
Concertino 1 + 13: I. Allegretto
Concertino 1 + 13: II. Moderato
Concertino 1 + 13: III. Moderato energico
Serenata a Lydia de Cadaques
5 Invocaciones al Crucificado: No. 1. De passione Christi
5 Invocaciones al Crucificado: No. 2. Pianto della Madonna
5 Invocaciones al Crucificado: No. 3. La Vierge couronnee
5 Invocaciones al Crucificado: No. 4. Lamentacion
5 Invocaciones al Crucificado: No. 5. D'oracio de temps

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