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Montsalvatge: Parafrasis Concertante; Tres Policromias; Piano Trio

Montsalvatge
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 572621   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Eva LeonJosé Ramos SantanaSibylle Johner
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of Spain’s leading composers of the second half of the twentieth century, Xavier Montsalvatge wrote some 200 works and explored almost all musical genres. His music for violin and piano, which he produced throughout most of his compositional life, occupies a significant place in his output, from a delicious miniature such as the Spanish Sketch to the masterly late Tres Policromías, and the Paráfrasis Concertante, a sonata in all but name. The impressive Piano Trio is lyrical, sensual and dance-like in turn. One of Spain’s leading composers of the second half of the twentieth century, Xavier Montsalvatge wrote some 200 works and explored almost all musical genres. His music for violin and piano, which he produced throughout most of his compositional life, occupies a significant place in his output, from a delicious miniature such as the Spanish Sketch to the masterly late Tres Policromías, and the Paráfrasis Concertante, a sonata in all but name. The impressive Piano Trio is lyrical, sensual and dance-like in turn. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Variations for Violin and Piano on "La Spagnoletta" by Giles Farnaby by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Eva Leon (Violin), José Ramos Santana (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Spain 
2. Trio for Piano and Strings by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  José Ramos Santana (Piano), Eva Leon (Violin), Sibylle Johner (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1988; Spain 
3. Spanish Sketch for Violin and Piano by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Eva Leon (Violin), José Ramos Santana (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Spain 
4. Policromías (3) for Violin and Piano by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Eva Leon (Violin), José Ramos Santana (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Spain 
5. Paraphrase Concertante by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Eva Leon (Violin), José Ramos Santana (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
6. Lullaby by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Eva Leon (Violin), José Ramos Santana (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 

Sound Samples

Parafrasis concertante: I. Moderato sostenuto
Parafrasis concertante: II. Scherzo
Parafrasis concertante: III. Rondo
Lullaby
Spanish Sketch
3 Policromias: I. Fanfarria Recondita: Andante con brio
3 Policromias: II. Siciliana Furtiva: Calmato con tenerezza
3 Policromias: III. Adagietto - Rafaga de Tango - Allegretto
Variaciones sobre un tema de La Spagnoletta de Giles Farnaby: Theme: Andantino semplice -
Variaciones sobre un tema de La Spagnoletta de Giles Farnaby: Leggiero -
Variaciones sobre un tema de La Spagnoletta de Giles Farnaby: Solemne -
Variaciones sobre un tema de La Spagnoletta de Giles Farnaby: Tempo di Siciliano -
Variaciones sobre un tema de La Spagnoletta de Giles Farnaby: Deciso
Piano Trio: I. Balada a Dulcinea
Piano Trio: II. Dialogo con Mompou
Piano Trio: III. Ritornello

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