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MONTSALVATGE, X.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Maso, Villalba) - Calidoscopio / 5 invocaciones al Crucificado


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– Jeremy Siepmann interviews pianist Jordi Masó
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MONTSALVATGE, X.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Maso, Villalba) - Calidoscopio / 5 invocaciones al Crucificado

Xavier Montsalvatge was a major contributor to Catalonian culture in the 20th century. His works for two pianos collect most of his musical preoccupations into a single programme. The jazz-tinted Barcelona Blues reflects his “passion for the ballet”, and the Tres divertimentos his fascination with ‘Les Six’. Borrowing the sonorities of Bartók, Sum Vermis expresses the “tortured symbolism” of Jacint Verdaguer’s poetry. One of Montsalvatge’s own favourites, the rarely performed 5 Invocaciones al Crucificado evokes biblical dramatic intensity, and the self-paraphrasing Calidoscopio looks back over the composer’s own creative past. Jordi Masó’s complete recording of Montsalvatge’s solo piano music can be found on 8.570744 and 8.570756.

Montsalvatge, Xavier

  Barcelona Blues
1.   Barcelona Blues 00:05:16
2.   I. Aproximacion a la fuga 00:05:07
3.   II. Capricho sobre la banalidad camuflada 00:05:19
4.   III. Collage para Albeniz 00:02:47
5.   Homenatge 00:01:58
  3 Divertimentos (version for 2 pianos)
6.   No. 1. Deciso 00:02:30
7.   No. 2. Dolce 00:01:52
8.   No. 3. Vivo 00:02:14

Montsalvatge, Xavier
Verdaguer, Jacint, lyricist(s)

  Sum Vermis
9.   Sum Vermis 00:15:24

Montsalvatge, Xavier
Inigo Lopez de Mendoza / Flory, Albert / Todi, Jacopone da / Llull, Ramon / Fortunatus, Venantius, lyricist(s)

  5 invocaciones al Crucificado
10.   No. 1. De passione Christi 00:04:11
11.   No. 2. Pianto della Madonna 00:04:05
12.   No. 3. La Vierge couronnee 00:02:59
13.   No. 4. Lamentatio 00:06:31
14.   No. 5. D'oracio de temps 00:02:38

Total Playing Time: 01:02:51

Montsalvatge, Xavier

Flory, Albert; Fortunatus, Venantius; Inigo Lopez de Mendoza; Llull, Ramon; Todi, Jacopone da; Verdaguer, Jacint

Martinez Izquierdo, Ernest

Barcelona 216

Carceller, Ferran; Freund, Pia; Martinez, Miquel Angel; Maso, Jordi; Villalba, Miquel

Label: Naxos

Series: Spanish Classics

Genre: Instrumental; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572636

Barcode: 747313263677

Physical Release: 08/2012

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