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Benet Casablancas: The Dark Backward Of Time, Postludio, Poema De Amor, Tres Epigrames

Casablancas / Sala / Barcelona Sym / Mas-conde
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Salvador Mas Conde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony And Catalonia National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Expressive power, meticulous virtuosity and a refined musical language combining the traditional and the avant garde have made Benet Casablancas one of today’s most widely recognised Spanish composers. The Dark Backward of Time is a richly-scored symphonic meditation, by turns tumultuous and tranquil. Among Casablancas’s best-known pieces, Three Epigrams concentrates exultant, nocturnal and jocular writing into a miniature triptych. Postlude and Love Poem are ambitious works in which compositional complexity turns towards greater formal and harmonic refinement. His tribute to compatriot Salvador Dalí evokes the lyricism and vibrant contrasts characteristic of the Spanish Surrealist painter’s works. Expressive power, meticulous virtuosity and a refined musical language combining the traditional and the avant garde have made Benet Casablancas one of today’s most widely recognised Spanish composers. The Dark Backward of Time is a richly-scored symphonic meditation, by turns tumultuous and tranquil. Among Casablancas’s best-known pieces, Three Epigrams concentrates exultant, nocturnal and jocular writing into a miniature triptych. Postlude and Love Poem are ambitious works in which compositional complexity turns towards greater formal and harmonic refinement. His tribute to compatriot Salvador Dalí evokes the lyricism and vibrant contrasts characteristic of the Spanish Surrealist painter’s works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Dark Backward of Time by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Salvador Mas Conde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony And Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005 
2. Epigrams by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Salvador Mas Conde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony And Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990 
3. Postlude by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Salvador Mas Conde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony And Catalonia National Orchestra
4. Love Poem by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Salvador Mas Conde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony And Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981 
5. Intrada sobre el nom de DALI by Benet Casablancas
Conductor:  Salvador Mas Conde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony And Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006 

Sound Samples

The Dark Backward of Time
3 Epigrames: No. 1. Allegro - Exultant
3 Epigrames: No. 2. Molto lento - Nocturn
3 Epigrames: No. 3. Finale: Allegro assai - Giocoso
Postludi
Poema de amor
Intrada sobre el nom de Dali

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