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Luis de Freitas Branca: Symphony No. 3; Death Of Manfred; Etc.

Album Summary

>Branco, Luis de Freitas : Symphony no 3
>Branco, Luis de Freitas : A Morte de Manfredo (The Death of Manfred), for orchestra
>Branco, Luis de Freitas : Suite Alentejana no 2, for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Naxos's acclaimed survey of Luis de Freitas Branco's orchestral works continues with his magisterial Third Symphony which, although composed in 1944, revels in Romantic melodrama and luminous orchestral sonorities. The brooding, agitated atmosphere of his tone poem The Death of Manfred for strings contrasts with the expansive Suite Alentejana No. 2, with its evocations of the rural landscape, folklore and village life of the Alentejo region south-east of Lisbon, where the composer owned a large estate and composed many of his works. Volumes 1 (8570765) and 2 (8572059) are also available.

"Luis de Freitas Branco (1890-1955) may not be well known, but the notes tell us that he is Portugal's leading composer of the first half of the 20th Century...Here we have a spectrum of his music from early to late...Alvaro Cassuto leads the Spanish orchestra very well, and Naxos supplies a decent recording and good notes. People who are willing to be a little adventurous should enjoy this."-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/20/2009-04/21/2009).



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>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : Symphony no 3
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/20/2009-04/21/2009)
  • Running Time: 45 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : A Morte de Manfredo (The Death of Manfred), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/20/2009-04/21/2009)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : Suite Alentejana no 2, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/20/2009-04/21/2009)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927