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RODRIGO: Songs and Madrigals (Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. 10)


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RODRIGO: Songs and Madrigals (Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. 10)

Joaquín Rodrigo wrote more than two hundred compositions, creating a prolific variety of orchestral pieces, songs and instrumental music. Less well known, however, are various works for soprano and orchestra. This recording presents some of the finest examples of Rodrigo’ s songs, illustrating the wide range of Spanish poetry he set to music. The composer considered Cántico de la esposa (Song of the Bride) as his best vocal work. Here the melodic line recalls the glories of the Golden Age of 16th century Spanish song, while the imaginative orchestration locates the work specifically in the 20th century. Tríptic de Mossèn Cinto (Triptych of Mossèn Cinto) displays many of Rodrigo’s musical characteristics, including exquisite matching of word to note, swift but subtle changes of mood, and his love of the emotive power of the voice.

Rodrigo, Joaquín

  4 Madrigales amatorios (4 Madrigals of Love)
1.   No. 1. Con que la lavare (With what shall I bathe) 00:02:10
2.   No. 2. Vos me matasteis (You have slain me) 00:02:15
3.   No. 3. De donde venis, amore (Where have you been, my love) 00:01:08
4.   No. 4. De los alamos vengo, madre (I come from the poplars, Mother) 00:02:14
  Cantos de amor y de guerra (Songs of Love and War)
5.   No. 1. Paseabase el rey moro (The Moorish king passed by) 00:04:31
6.   No. 2. A las armas moriscotes! (To arms, Moriscotes!) 00:01:48
7.   No. 3. Ay, luna que reluces! (Oh, moon that shines!) 00:02:45
8.   No. 4. Sobre Baza estaba el Rey (The king was nearing Baza) 00:03:20
9.   No. 5. Pastorcico, tu que has vuelto (Shepherd boy, you have returned) 00:01:39

Rodrigo, Joaquín
Verdaguer, Jacint, lyricist(s)

  Triptic de Mossen Cinto (Triptych of Mossen Cinto)
10.   I. L'harpa sagrada (The Sacred Harp) 00:04:08
11.   II. Lo violi de Sant Francesc (The Violin of St Francis of Assisi) 00:03:16
12.   III. Sant Francesc i la cigala (St Francis and the Cicada) 00:03:56

Rodrigo, Joaquín
Lope de Vega, Felix, lyricist(s)

  Romance del Comendador de Ocana (Ballad of the Knight Commander of Ocena)
13.   Romance del Comendador de Ocana (Ballad of the Knight Commander of Ocena) 00:06:01

Rodrigo, Joaquín
Guasch, Joan / Carner, Josep / Masso i Ventos, Josep / Llorente, Teodoro, lyricist(s)

  4 cancons en llengua catalana
14.   No. 1. Canco del Teuladi (Song of the Sparrow) 00:03:56
15.   No. 2. Canticel (Song) 00:02:14
16.   No. 3. L'inquietut primaveral de la donzella (The Anxious Springtime of the Maiden) 00:02:27
17.   No. 4. Brollador gentil (Gentle Fountain) 00:02:21

Rodrigo, Joaquín
Rosalia de Castro, lyricist(s)

18.   I. Cantart' ei, Galicia (I sing to you, Galicia) 00:03:47
19.   II. Por que (Why) 00:02:52
20.   III. Adios rios, adios fontes (Farewell rivers, farewell mountains) 00:04:20
21.   IV. Vamos bebendo! (Let us go drinking!) 00:01:43

Rodrigo, Joaquín
St. John of the Cross, lyricist(s)

  Cantico de la esposa (Song of the Bride)
22.   Cantico de la esposa (Song of the Bride) 00:03:49

Total Playing Time: 01:06:40

Rodrigo, Joaquín

Carner, Josep; Guasch, Joan; Llorente, Teodoro; Lope de Vega, Felix; Masso i Ventos, Josep; Rosalia de Castro; St. John of the Cross; Verdaguer, Jacint

Valdes, Maximiano

Asturias Symphony Orchestra

Lojendio, Raquel

Label: Naxos

Series: Spanish Classics

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.555845

Barcode: 747313584529

Physical Release: 11/2007

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