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BALADA: Cello Concerto No. 2 / Concerto for Four Guitars / Celebracio


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BALADA: Cello Concerto No. 2 / Concerto for Four Guitars / Celebracio

Born in Barcelona, Leonardo Balada studied at the Conservatorio del Liceu there, and at the Juilliard School. His Cello Concerto No. 2, ‘New Orleans’ is a blending of negro spirituals and jazz elements with avant-garde techniques. The Concerto for four guitars and orchestra belongs to his second, avant-garde period. It makes a fascinating contrast with Balada’s fourth concerto, the 1997 Concierto Mágico (Naxos 8.555039) which, like the Cello Concerto, mixes ethnic ideas with contemporary sonorities.

Balada, Leonardo

  Cello Concerto No. 2, "New Orleans"
1.   I. Lament 00:13:25
2.   II. Swinging 00:09:20
  Concerto for 4 Guitars and Orchestra
3.   I. — 00:06:25
4.   II. — 00:09:01
5.   III. — 00:05:37
6.   Celebracio 00:13:31
7.   Passacaglia 00:10:39

Total Playing Time: 01:07:58

Balada, Leonardo

Pearce, Colman

Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

Versailles Guitar Quartet

Sanderling, Michael

Label: Naxos

Series: 21st Century Classics

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.557049

Barcode: 0747313204922

Physical Release: 07/2003

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