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Xavier Montsalvatge: Orchestral Works / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano

Audio Samples

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Partita, for orchestra
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Calidoscopi, for 2 pianos
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Simfonía de Rèquiem, for orchestra & optional soprano

Album Summary

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Partita, for orchestra
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Calidoscopi, for 2 pianos
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Simfonía de Rèquiem, for orchestra & optional soprano
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Montsalvatge was one on the most influential musical figures in Catalan music during the late the 20th century. He explored virtually every musical form, but many of his most significant works were written after his discovery of the art of the Antilles. He was fascinated by West Indian music and believed that it 'was itself originally Spanish, exported to the Caribbean, and then re-imported'

The Guardian, September 2012
The performances are immensely persuasive. Ruby Hughes sounds suitably seraphic in Simfonia de Rèquiem, but the vocal honours go to Clara Mouriz, tremendous in Cinco Canciones.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
Sound and playing are quite good; notes in English, German, and French, with Catalan texts translated into those three languages.

The Arts Desk, 3rd November 2012
Each song is a sun-drenched gem, sung with gorgeous aplomb by Spanish mezzo Clara Mouriz, capable of reducing her voice to an imperceptible whisper when needed...All performed with panache. More please.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2012
The BBC Philharmonic are in excellent form throughout, well marshalled by Mena, they and Montsalvatge's often spare, quiet textures captured in typically rich Chandos sound. A very enjoyable disc.

International Record Review, December 2012
These settings are hugely entertaining and brilliantly orchestrated...These performances have been stunningly captured by a recording of exemplary clarity and spaciousness.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MediaCity UK, Salford (12/08/2011-12/09/2011).



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Works Details

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Partita, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: MediaCity UK, Salford (12/08/2011-12/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1958

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
  • Performer: Clara Mouriz (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Notes: MediaCity UK, Salford (12/08/2011-12/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Calidoscopi, for 2 pianos
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Notes: MediaCity UK, Salford (12/08/2011-12/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/1990

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Simfonía de Rèquiem, for orchestra & optional soprano
  • Performer: Ruby Hughes (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Notes: MediaCity UK, Salford (12/08/2011-12/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1985