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Homs: Chamber Music / Guillen, Granollers Chamber Orchestra

Joaquim / Guillen
Release Date: 10/30/2007 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570306  
Composer:  Joaquim Homs
Performer:  Jordi MasóMontserrat Torruella
Conductor:  Francesc Guillen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granollers Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A pupil of Roberto Gerhard, the Catalan composer Joaquím Homs developed a style that, after experiment with atonality, led to a full use of serialism. His music, however, remains expressive and approachable. Apart from the early Suite, written at fifteen, the other works included here follow the development of Homs’s musical language from the Piano Concertino of 1946 through serialism to the expressiveness of his String Soliloquy and Piano Diptych of the 1970s. A pupil of Roberto Gerhard, the Catalan composer Joaquím Homs developed a style that, after experiment with atonality, led to a full use of serialism. His music, however, remains expressive and approachable. Apart from the early Suite, written at fifteen, the other works included here follow the development of Homs’s musical language from the Piano Concertino of 1946 through serialism to the expressiveness of his String Soliloquy and Piano Diptych of the 1970s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Entre dues línies by Joaquim Homs
Conductor:  Francesc Guillen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granollers Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Spain 
2. Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra by Joaquim Homs
Performer:  Jordi Masó (Piano)
Conductor:  Francesc Guillen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granollers Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Spain 
3. Suite for Piano, Op. 1 by Joaquim Homs
Performer:  Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
4. Adagio for Strings by Joaquim Homs
Conductor:  Francesc Guillen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granollers Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; Spain 
5. El caminant i el mur by Joaquim Homs
Performer:  Montserrat Torruella (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesc Guillen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granollers Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Spain 
6. Diptych I by Joaquim Homs
Performer:  Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
7. Soliloquios (2): no 2 by Joaquim Homs
Conductor:  Francesc Guillen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granollers Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Spain 

Sound Samples

Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): I. Allegretto
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): II. Andantino
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): III. Tempo di vals
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): IV. Larghetto
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): V. Andante
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): VI. Tempo di vals poco rubato
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): VII. Vivace
Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines): VIII. Tempo di marcia
Concertino: I. Allegro moderato
Concertino: II. Adagio
Concertino: III. Allegro scherzando
Concertino: IV. Allegro vivace
Suite, Op. 1: I. Prologue
Suite, Op. 1: II. Ballad
Suite, Op. 1: III. Impression
Suite, Op. 1: IV. Curious Story
Suite, Op. 1: V. Between branches
Adagio for strings
El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall): I. Escenari ja buit (Stage already empty)
El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall): II. Des del mateix teatre (From the same theatre)
El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall): III. Aquest Nadal (This Christmas)
El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall): IV. Tornat al pes (Return to heaviness)
El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall): V. Encara no (Not yet)
El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall): VI. Prec de Nadal (Christmas Prayer)
Diptych I: I. Adagio
Diptych I: II. Allegro
Soliloquios II (Soliloquy II)

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