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Francisco Mignone: String Quartets nos 1 & 2; 2 Essays, etc. "Brasileiro"

Album Summary

>Mignone, Francisco : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Mignone, Francisco : Seresta for double string quartet no 2
>Mignone, Francisco : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Mignone, Francisco : Barcarola, for string quartet
>Mignone, Francisco : O Contratador de Diamantes, opera
>Mignone, Francisco : Canciones Espanolas (3), for string quartet
>Mignone, Francisco : Essays (2) for string quartet
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The celebrated artists of Cuarteto Latinoamericano have brought together a stunning collection of selections from Brazil entitled Brasileiro: Works of Francisco Mignone. They are joined on the Seresta No. 2 by the talented La Catrina Quartet. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as wonderful ambassadors for music, the La Catrina Quartet is one of the most sought after ensembles on tour today. Francisco Mignone (1897 - 1986) was one of the most accomplished musicians and composers Brazil has ever had. He was a great teacher, a successful conductor, an exceptional pianist, a great orchestrator, and a man of extensive culture.

Allmusic.com
This exciting album showcasing the works of Francisco Mignone is performed with great feeling and expressivity by the unique and inspiring Cuarteto LatinoAmericano... they bring their love of interesting and rather unknown repertoire to this CD. All the works are so attractive that it's practically impossible to choose a favorite without unfairly slighting the others.

Infodad.com
Cuarteto Latinoamericano plays with exemplary tone and a strong feeling for the rhythms and structure of all this music - many listeners will enjoy discovering Mignone's chamber works through this recording if they do not know his music already.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011).



Reviews

Out from under Villa's shadow
Francisco Mignone is finally coming out a bit from the immense shadow of his older contemporary Villa-Lobos, and this CD from the Cuarteto Latinoamericano should help the Sao Paulo-born composer win some new friends. Though most of these pieces come from Mignone's nationalist phase, his string quartets, like Villa's, are about more than just the folklore, dances, and popular music of Brazil. Both the 1st and the 2nd String Quartets are elaborate and sophisticated works of serious music, with much the same solid structure and appealing forward movement of Haydn's or Bartok's string quartets. The program also includes a number of short, light, traditional Brazilian and Spanish dances, but also two abstract pieces of the highest quality and inspiration: the Two Essays for String Quartet from 1958. These dozen minutes of music demonstrate why Mignone deserves to be classed with South America's greatest composers.

In this new disc from Dorian Sono Luminus, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano make the same persuasive argument for Mignone that they did for Villa-Lobos in their 2009 recording of the complete String Quartets. There's that shadow again!
Submitted on 02/14/12 by Dean Frey 
Brazilian Master Craftsman
These are attractive, well crafted works for string quartet by Brazilian, Francisco Mignone (1897-1986). The writing is always interesting and often inspired. This is a generous program at 60 minutes. The playing of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano is balanced and unified. The sound is just fine. Recommended.
Submitted on 05/17/12 by Allen Cohen 
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Works Details

>Mignone, Francisco : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Ensemble: Latin American String Quartet
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1957

>Mignone, Francisco : Seresta for double string quartet no 2
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1956

>Mignone, Francisco : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Mignone, Francisco : Barcarola, for string quartet
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Mignone, Francisco : O Contratador de Diamantes, opera :: Minueto
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1921

>Mignone, Francisco : Canciones Españolas (3), for string quartet
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mignone, Francisco : Essays (2) for string quartet
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (03/21/2011-03/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958