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Salvador Brotons (b.1959): Symphony No. 5 "Mundus Noster"; Oboe Concerto; Four Pieces for String Orchestra

Album Summary

>Brotons, Salvador : Symphony no 5 "Mundus Noster," Op. 117
>Brotons, Salvador : Concerto for Oboe Op. 115
>Brotons, Salvador : Pieces (4), suite for string orchestra, Op. 14
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
...colorful, exciting, melodic and interesting... The music is characterized by contrast and conflict between opposing forces, a struggle which is played out thematically through the music. The final movement brings hope, and ultimately, a positive resolution. ... read more ...

Internationally renowned and award-winning composer Salvador Brotons brings classical music into the here and now, depicting our contemporary world in his Fifth Symphony. Its first three movements are musical representations of the more negative aspects of the human condition, before the slow, final section offers a positive resolution. The Oboe Concerto brings out both lyrical expressiveness and virtuoso thrills from the soloist, and the Four Pieces for String Orchestra was the prize-winning work which brought acclaim and recognition to Brotons at the age of seventeen.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
His music is accomplished, romantic, and tonal in the contemporary sense. His Fifth Symphony (2010) is subtitled Mundus Noster (Our World) and seeks to represent societal characteristics of our time. The Oboe Concerto (2009-10) is an effective neoclassical work in three movements: a clear sonata form 'Overture', a lyrical 'Berceuse and a rollicking closing 'Tarantella' with a lengthy cadenza. Sr Gonzalez acquits himself very well indeed. The program closes with the earlier Four Pieces for String Orchestra (1977, rev. 2010), written when the composer was 17. It is highly impressive and would make a fine addition to the string orchestra repertoire. This is an excellent orchestra, well recorded. Nice release. Notes by the composer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditori del Conservatori Superior de Música de les Ill (09/12/2011-09/16/2011).



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Works Details

>Brotons, Salvador : Symphony no 5 "Mundus Noster," Op. 117
  • Conductor: Salvador Brotons
  • Ensemble: Orquestra Simfonica de Balears
  • Notes: Auditori del Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islan (09/12/2011-09/16/2011)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2010

>Brotons, Salvador : Concerto for Oboe Op. 115
  • Performer: Javier Gonzalez (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Salvador Brotons
  • Notes: Auditori del Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islan (09/12/2011-09/16/2011)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2009-2010

>Brotons, Salvador : Pieces (4), suite for string orchestra, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Salvador Brotons
  • Notes: Auditori del Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islan (09/12/2011-09/16/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010