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BLANCAFORT, M.: Songs (Complete), Vol. 1 (Alàs i Jové, Villalba)


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BLANCAFORT, M.: Songs (Complete), Vol. 1 (Alàs i Jové, Villalba)

Catalonian native Manuel Blancafort was largely self-taught as a composer. Taken under Frederic Mompou’s wing, he was introduced to the rich cultural life of 1920s Paris and became part of a fertile aesthetic revolution that rejected Romanticism and marked a revival of Classicism and beauty, his concise, intimate and playful spirit connected to that of Grieg, Fauré and Satie. Always maintaining their Catalan roots, Blancafort’s songs evoke the past and dream of a country aspiring to become cultured and free from oppression. The clarity and simplicity of this message led one commentator to describe him as “the living synthesis of Catalan musical culture”.

Blancafort, Manuel
Blancafort, Manuel, lyricist(s)

  Passant sota les branques
1.   Passant sota les branques 00:02:43

Blancafort, Manuel
Maragall, Joan / Manent, Marià, lyricist(s)

  3 Cançons de Nadal
2.   No. 1. Cançoneta humil de mitjanit 00:01:43
3.   No. 2. Els núvols de Nadal 00:05:07
4.   No. 3. Els reis 00:01:24

Blancafort, Manuel
Mestres, Apel-les / Guasch, Joan Maria / Carner, Josep / López-Picó, Josep Maria, lyricist(s)

  4 Cançons
5.   No. 1. Muntanya avall 00:01:37
6.   No. 2. Capvespre 00:02:39
7.   No. 3. La mort de Bebros 00:02:53
8.   No. 4. Aigües de la primavera 00:01:33

Blancafort, Manuel
Manent, Marià, lyricist(s)

  Rondalla del bou
9.   Rondalla del bou 00:02:55

Blancafort, Manuel
Garcés, Tomàs, lyricist(s)

  La Ilum de Nadal
10.   La Ilum de Nadal 00:01:26
  Cançó de l'amor primera
11.   Cançó de l'amor primera 00:03:23
  Cançó, "Dessobre la terra dura"
12.   Cançó, "Dessobre la terra dura" 00:04:22

Blancafort, Manuel
Cabanillas, Ramón, lyricist(s)

  Ceiño da miña aldea
13.   Ceiño da miña aldea 00:03:36

Blancafort, Manuel
Garcés, Tomàs, lyricist(s)

14.   Joc 00:01:12

Blancafort, Manuel
Arús, Joan, lyricist(s)

15.   Plany 00:02:55

Blancafort, Manuel
Janés, Josep, lyricist(s)

  Ja no seràs mai més record
16.   Ja no seràs mai més record 00:03:11

Blancafort, Manuel
Roig i Llop, Tomàs, lyricist(s)

  Cançó de l'únic camí, l'infinit
17.   Cançó de l'únic camí, l'infinit 00:02:50

Blancafort, Manuel
López-Picó, Josep Maria / Llates, Rossend / Garcés, Tomàs, lyricist(s)

  Lírica catalana
18.   No. 1. Advent 00:02:42
19.   No. 2. Comiat 00:03:58
20.   No. 3. L'infinit 00:04:18
21.   No. 4. Les campanes de Palau 00:02:03
22.   No. 5. L'hora de l'alba 00:02:39

Total Playing Time: 01:01:09

Blancafort, Manuel

Arús, Joan; Blancafort, Manuel; Cabanillas, Ramón; Carner, Josep; Garcés, Tomàs; Guasch, Joan Maria; Janés, Josep; Llates, Rossend; López-Picó, Josep Maria; Manent, Marià; Maragall, Joan; Mestres, Apel-les; Roig i Llop, Tomàs

Alàs i Jové, Anna; Villalba, Miquel

Label: Naxos

Series: Spanish Classics

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.579012

Barcode: 747313901272

Physical Release: 09/2017

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