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FREITAS BRANCO, L. de: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (Cassuto) - Symphony No. 3 / The Death of Manfred / Suite alentejana No. 2

    




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FREITAS BRANCO, L. de: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (Cassuto) - Symphony No. 3 / The Death of Manfred / Suite alentejana No. 2

Naxos’s acclaimed survey of Luís de Freitas Branco’s orchestral works continues with his magisterial Third Symphony which, although composed in 1944, revels in Romantic melodrama and luminous orchestral sonorities. The brooding, agitated atmosphere of his tone poem The Death of Manfred for strings contrasts with the expansive Suite Alentejana No. 2, with its evocations of the rural landscape, folklore and village life of the Alentejo region south-east of Lisbon, where the composer owned a large estate and composed many of his works. Volumes 1 (8.570765) and 2 (8.572059) are also available.


Freitas Branco, Luis de

  Symphony No. 3
1.   I. Adagio - Allegro 00:18:21
2.   II. Lento 00:10:50
3.   III. Allegro 00:06:38
4.   IV. Allegro vivace 00:10:31
  A Morte de Manfredo (The Death of Manfred)
5.   A Morte de Manfredo (The Death of Manfred) 00:09:55
  Suite alentejana No. 2
6.   I. Preludio 00:06:41
7.   II. Intermezzo 00:02:40
8.   III. Final 00:06:38

Total Playing Time: 01:12:14






Composer(s):
Freitas Branco, Luis de

Conductor(s):
Cassuto, Alvaro

Orchestra(s):
Ireland RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572370

Barcode: 747313237074

Physical Release: 05/2010

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