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Marcos Portugal (1762-1830): Vésperas de Nossa Senhora; Missa a quatro / Ensemble Turicum

Album Summary

>Portugal, Marcos : Vésperas de Nossa Senhora, for chorus & orchestra in C major (P 02.31, P 02.24)
>Portugal, Marcos : Missa a quatro, for soloists & orchestra in F major, P 01.13
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Portuguese-Brazilian composer Marcos António Portugal (1762 - 1830) was well in his own time for his fifty or so operas, but he has now been entirely forgotten. As well as that huge number of operas, he also composed a huge body of more than 160 religious choral works. The two works here - in their first performances in modern times - illustrate his conservative Classical style as well as revealing the operatic influences on his sacred music. The absence of female voices from the chorus and violins from the orchestra bring an unexpectedly dark colour.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
The gentlemen of the ensemble sing it all with graceful enthusiasm. Some of the fellows are quite accomplished, like the tenor whose fireworks in the 'Et exsultavit' portion of the 'Magnificat' are a high point of the Vespers. All in all, I enjoyed this introduction to Marcos Portugal and suspect you will too.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kirche St Peter, Zurich (09/27/2013).



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>Portugal, Marcos : Vésperas de Nossa Senhora, for chorus & orchestra in C major (P 02.31, P 02.24)
  • Performers: Luiz Silva (Voice); Mathias Weibel (Violin)
  • Conductor: Mathias Weibel
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Turicum
  • Running Time: 35 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1820s
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Portugal, Marcos : Missa a quatro, for soloists & orchestra in F major, P 01.13
  • Performers: Luiz Silva (Voice); Mathias Weibel (Violin)
  • Conductor: Luiz de Silva
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Turicum
  • Running Time: 39 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800s
  • Studio/Live: Live