Luís de Freitas-Branco: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4

> Symphony No. 4 - I. Andante
> Symphony No. 4 - II. Adagio
> Symphony No. 4 - III. Allegro vivace
> Symphony No. 4 - IV. Allegro
> Vathek - I. Introduction
> Vathek - II. Theme
> Vathek - III. Prologue
> Vathek - IV. Variation I: Festin Eternal
> Vathek - V. Variation II: Temple de la Melodie
> Vathek - VI. Variation III: Delices des Yeux
> Vathek - VII. Variation IV: Palais des Parfums
> Vathek - VIII. Variation V: Reduit de la Joie
> Vathek - IX. Epilogue

Album Summary

>Branco, Luis de Freitas : Symphony no 4
>Branco, Luis de Freitas : Vathek, Symphonic Poem in the form of variations on an Oriental Theme, for orchestra
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

This fourth volume in Naxos’s critically acclaimed series of Portuguese composer Luís de Freitas Branco’s orchestral music juxtaposes his magnificent Symphonic Poem in the form of variations on an Oriental Theme, Vathek, with his final symphony, an appealing masterpiece that combines Neo-classical stylishness with late Romantic richness. Álvaro Cassuto, Portugal’s finest living conductor and an authority on the classical music of his country, is an ideal interpreter of this eminently satisfying yet unaccountably neglected repertoire.

American Record Guide
Luís de Freitas Branco is a good composer and worth discovering. These two works are probably his most important, but the atmospheric music on the earlier discs of this series is enjoyable, too. The (Spanish) RTE Symphony Symphony and Naxos's sound are both very good... Cassuto's notes are clear and authoritative.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/12/2010-04/13/2010).



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Works Details

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : Symphony no 4
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/12/2010-04/13/2010)
  • Running Time: 42 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944-1952

>Luís de Freitas Branco (1890 - 1955) : Vathek, Symphonic Poem in the form of variations on an Oriental Theme, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (04/12/2010-04/13/2010)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913