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20th Century Catalan Wind Music - Works by Julio Garreta; Ricard Lamote de Grignon; Jordi Leon; Joan Lluis Moraleda; Manuel Oltra / Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Salvador Brotons

Album Summary

>Oltra, Manuel : L'Alimara (The Bonfire), symphonic poem
>Garreta, Juli : Suite Empordanesa, for orchestra
>Moraleda, Joan Lluís : Tirant lo Blanc, symphonic suite, version for band
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The three colorful works on this world premiere recording are a representative sample of 20th century Catalan music, all of them including popular cobla band instruments such as the timble and the tenora with their bright, piercing reeds, and the flabiol flute with its high tones. Manuel oltra's music is deeply rooted in Catalan tradition, and L'Alimara is a symphonic poem with medieval echoes. Both Juli Garreta's Suite empordanesa and Joan Lluis Moraleda's epic Tirant lo Blanc are considered milestones in Catalonian symphonic music, the latter transporting us to the fights, feasts and chivalric romance of its eponymous hero.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Tete Montoliu Hall, L'Auditori, Barcelona (06/09/2015-06/13/2015).



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>Oltra, Manuel : L'Alimara (The Bonfire), symphonic poem
  • Conductor: Salvador Brotons
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Symphonic Band
  • Notes: Tete Montoliu Hall, L'Auditori, Barcelona (06/09/2015-06/13/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1983

>Garreta, Juli : Suite Empordanesa, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Salvador Brotons
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Symphonic Band
  • Notes: Tete Montoliu Hall, L'Auditori, Barcelona (06/09/2015-06/13/2015)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Moraleda, Joan Lluís : Tirant lo Blanc, symphonic suite, version for band
  • Conductor: Salvador Brotons
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Symphonic Band
  • Notes: Tete Montoliu Hall, L'Auditori, Barcelona (06/09/2015-06/13/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986