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Luís de Freitas Branco: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Cassuto, Radio Telefis Eireann SO

Album Summary

>Branco, Luis de Freitas : Symphony no 2 in B flat minor
>Branco, Luis de Freitas : After a reading of Guerra Junqueiro (Fantasy), for orchestra
>Branco, Luis de Freitas : Artificial Paradises, for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Luis 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.



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Works Details

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : Symphony no 2 in B flat minor
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Running Time: 43 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : After a reading of Guerra Junqueiro (Fantasy), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : Artificial Paradises, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Running Time: 14 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910