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FREITAS BRANCO, L. de: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (Cassuto) - Symphony No. 2 / After a Reading of Guerra Junqueiro / Artificial Paradises

    
      

 




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FREITAS BRANCO, L. de: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (Cassuto) - Symphony No. 2 / After a Reading of Guerra Junqueiro / Artificial Paradises

Luís de Freitas Branco was the towering figure in Portugese music during the first half of the 20th Century. His Second Symphony combines elements as disparate as Gregorian chant, the boisterous spirit of a Brucknerian scherzo and the influence of Franck and Debussy into a superbly integrated Romantic work. His tone poem After a reading of Guerra Junqueiro was inspired by Richard Strauss, whose opulent orchestrations it echoes. Artificial Paradises , an eerie piece inspired by De Quincy’s Confessions of an Opium Eater , is regarded as Freitas Branco’s masterpiece.


Freitas Branco, Luís de

  Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Minor
1.   Play with flash player I. Andante - Allegro 00:11:59
2.   Play with flash player II. Andantino con moto 00:11:04
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro vivace 00:09:43
4.   Play with flash player IV. Adagio - Allegro 00:10:46
  Depois de uma leitura de Guerra Junqueiro (After a reading of Guerra Junqueiro)
5.   Play with flash player Depois de uma leitura de Guerra Junqueiro (After a reading of Guerra Junqueiro) 00:10:07
  Os paraisos artificiais (Artificial Paradises)
6.   Play with flash player Os paraisos artificiais (Artificial Paradises) 00:14:10

Total Playing Time: 01:07:49






Composer(s):
Freitas Branco, Luís de

Conductor(s):
Cassuto, Álvaro

Orchestra(s):
Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572059

Barcode: 0747313205974

Release Date: 01/2009

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