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CASABLANCAS, B.: 7 Scenes from Hamlet / New Epigrams / In modo di Passacaglia (Jutsum, Barcelona 216, Valdivieso)


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CASABLANCAS, B.: 7 Scenes from Hamlet / New Epigrams / In modo di Passacaglia (Jutsum, Barcelona 216, Valdivieso)

Now in his creative maturity, the Catalan composer Benet Casablancas has a growing interest in the sensuality of sound. Seven Scenes from Hamlet, one of his best-known works, is a theatrical mosaic of images inspired by Shakespeare’s play. The Epigrams and New Epigrams present a fertile whirlwind of sensations, references and surprises. In modo di Passacaglia unfolds as a cycle of forty variations on a twelve-note melodic theme, which fluctuate between agitated virtuosity and tranquility. The acclaimed Spanish chamber ensemble BCN 216, comprising piano, celesta, five strings, seven wind instruments, harp and percussion, specialises in the performance of contemporary chamber music.

Casablancas, Benet
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  7 escenes de Hamlet
1.   I. Prologue: Misterioso 00:02:37
2.   II. The Court - Suspicions: Allegro moderato 00:02:59
3.   III. To be or not to be: Moderato molto e pensieroso 00:02:56
4.   IV. Ophelia: Larghetto amoroso 00:05:28
5.   V. Party of the players, "A jig": Moderato 00:04:48
6.   VI. Yorick - Burial of Ophelia: Poco grave 00:04:33
7.   VII. The Ending: Allegro furioso 00:04:19

Casablancas, Benet

  New Epigrams
8.   I. Con moto 00:02:35
9.   II. Calmo - Adagio - Estatico 00:05:04
10.   III. Scherzando - Con moto 00:03:12
  In modo di Passacaglia
11.   In modo di Passacaglia 00:08:51
12.   I. Poco allegro 00:01:45
13.   II. Tranquillo 00:02:02
14.   III. Allegro moderato 00:02:01
  Petita musica nocturna
15.   I. Moderato 00:04:55
16.   II. Lento - Quasi passacaglia 00:04:40

Total Playing Time: 01:02:45

Casablancas, Benet

Shakespeare, William

Valdivieso, Manel

Barcelona 216

Jutsum, Paul

Label: Naxos

Series: 21st Century Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.579004

Barcode: 747313900473

Physical Release: 06/2010

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