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Florencio Asenjo: The Batrachomyomachia

Album Summary

>Asenjo, Florencio : The Batrachomyomachia, for orchestra
>Asenjo, Florencio : Palm-of-the-Hand-Tales, for orchestra
>Asenjo, Florencio : Basile's Pentameron, for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

For his third recording on Albany Records, "maximalist" composer Florencio Asenjo gives us three orchestral works based on literature. The Batrachomyomachia or The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice is an anonymous ancient Greek parody of the Iliad. Palm-of-the-Hand Tales is incidental music to ten of Yasunari Kawabata's narratives from his Palmof- the-Hand Stories. Basile's Pentameron frames incidental musical episodes from Giambattista Baile's Penteramron, which was the source of famous stories by Perrault and the Grimm brothers.

"This is finely orchestrated music that is essentially easy on the ear. Harmless, in other words. All credit to the excellencce of the Slovak orchestra in its delivery, though. Unison lines (a characteristic of this composer, it would seem) are flawlessly executed. There is a real feeling of devotion to the score, and the recording is first-class... Excellent performances, lovely engineering." -Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Slovak Radio Station, Bratislava (09/03/2010-09/05/2010).



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>Asenjo, Florencio : The Batrachomyomachia, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Notes: Slovak Radio Station, Bratislava (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Asenjo, Florencio : Palm-of-the-Hand-Tales, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Notes: Slovak Radio Station, Bratislava (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Asenjo, Florencio : Basile's Pentameron, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Notes: Slovak Radio Station, Bratislava (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern