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Robert McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, January 2014

Portuguese pianist Antonio Rosado makes an impressive Naxos debut…The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) under the composer gives him rousing support in what will probably be definitive performances of everything here for some time to come. © 2014 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, November 2013

All the works on this CD, written “after I had outgrown my experimental period”, says the composer, “are intended, therefore, to address the widest possible audience”. This does not mean that Cassuto writes an undemanding music. The works performed here are full of fantasy and colors and form an appealing program. © Pizzicato



David Denton
David's Review Corner, November 2013

Having done so much to bring 20th century Portuguese music to disc in his role as a conductor, Álvaro Cassuto now moves to his own major orchestral works…here we have a sample of his orchestral compositions beginning with the 1972 Song of Loneliness, a score bringing new and highly unusual sonorities. The following year he completed To Love and Peace…It is a score that gives some freedom of expression to orchestral soloists with moments of pure spontaneity within a framework…The disc then moves forwards twelve years to Return to the Future, a score where music from the past rubs shoulders with Minimalism. The following year, 1986, Visiting Friends is in the shape of a piano concerto, Cassuto imagining his guests are the great composers from the past. Snippets of their music form part of musical patchwork brought together to form a most attractive four movement score. Antonio Rosado is the nimble soloist, and throughout the disc the Scottish orchestra play superbly for the composer, the Naxos recording team adding excellent sound. © 2013 David’s Review Corner






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