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HOMS: Music for Chamber Orchestra


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– Jeremy Siepmann interviews pianist Jordi Masó

HOMS: Music for Chamber Orchestra

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.

Homs, Joaquim

  Entre dues linies (Between Two Lines)
1.   I. Allegretto 00:01:19
2.   II. Andantino 00:01:38
3.   III. Tempo di vals 00:01:17
4.   IV. Larghetto 00:00:48
5.   V. Andante 00:01:33
6.   VI. Tempo di vals poco rubato 00:01:16
7.   VII. Vivace 00:00:36
8.   VIII. Tempo di marcia 00:01:21
9.   I. Allegro moderato 00:03:41
10.   II. Adagio 00:05:46
11.   III. Allegro scherzando 00:02:42
12.   IV. Allegro vivace 00:04:29
  Suite, Op. 1
13.   I. Prologue 00:01:03
14.   II. Ballad 00:01:31
15.   III. Impression 00:00:26
16.   IV. Curious Story 00:01:33
17.   V. Between branches 00:01:16
  Adagio for strings
18.   Adagio for strings 00:10:55
  El caminant i el mur (The Walker and the Wall)
19.   I. Escenari ja buit (Stage already empty) 00:01:08
20.   II. Des del mateix teatre (From the same theatre) 00:00:57
21.   III. Aquest Nadal (This Christmas) 00:02:42
22.   IV. Tornat al pes (Return to heaviness) 00:01:26
23.   V. Encara no (Not yet) 00:00:49
24.   VI. Prec de Nadal (Christmas Prayer) 00:02:04
  Diptych I
25.   I. Adagio 00:02:51
26.   II. Allegro 00:02:05
  Soliloquios II (Soliloquy II)
27.   Soliloquios II (Soliloquy II) 00:06:26

Total Playing Time: 01:03:38

Homs, Joaquim

Guillen, Francesc

Granollers Chamber Orchestra

Maso, Jordi; Torruella, Montserrat

Label: Naxos

Series: Spanish Classics

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570306

Barcode: 0747313030675

Physical Release: 04/2007

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