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MENDONÇA, V.: Step Right Up / Group Together, Avoid Speech / Unanswerable Light (Muraro, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Shwartz)

    
      

 

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MENDONÇA, V.: Step Right Up / Group Together, Avoid Speech / Unanswerable Light (Muraro, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Shwartz)

Portuguese composer Vasco Mendonça regards this portrait album as a letter to himself—written over time and with different chapters that throw light on his long-standing obsessions with drama, ritual and precision mechanism. Group Together, Avoid Speech highlights the string and woodwind principals of the wonderful Gulbenkian Orchestra to create ‘a Baroque concerto grosso on steroids’, while Unanswerable Light is a memorial to a friend and a meditation on fury and loss. The piano concerto Step Right Up is ‘a ritual celebration between the most incredible music box—the orchestra—and the most beautiful sound machine—the piano.’


Mendonça, Vasco

  Step Right Up
1.   Play with flash player I. Joyful, Celebratory 00:08:03
2.   Play with flash player II. Nostalgic, Somewhat Desperate 00:07:43
3.   Play with flash player III. Triumphant 00:07:24
  Group Together, Avoid Speech
4.   Play with flash player I. Solemn, Assertive 00:07:46
5.   Play with flash player II. Nocturnal 00:06:32
6.   Play with flash player III. Agitated 00:08:36
  Unanswerable Light
7.   Play with flash player I. Distant 00:08:14
8.   Play with flash player II. Grave, Restrained 00:06:48

Total Playing Time: 01:01:06






Composer(s):
Mendonça, Vasco

Conductor(s):
Shwartz, Benjamin

Orchestra(s):
Gulbenkian Orchestra

Artist(s):
Muraro, Roger

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Catalogue No: 8.579025

Barcode: 747313902576

Release Date: 11/2019

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