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Cançons i Danses Catalanes

Catalogue numberBIS-2092 SACD
Release date2016-02-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time60:52

Catalonia is among the most distinctive of the various Spanish regions, partly because of the Catalan language and its rich literary tradition. Catalan music and dance are also unique, however, and have little in common with stereotypically ’Spanish’ folklore. In the latter half of the 1800s there was a resurgence of Catalan culture, and during the period that followed Barcelona produced many outstanding performers and composers, including Enric (Enrique) Granados, Ricard (Ricardo) Viñes, Alicia de Larrocha and Pau (Pablo) Casals. On this disc of Catalan ’songs and dances’, Franz Halász presents us with three other names worthy of inclusion on this list: Frederic (Federico) Mompou, Miquel (Miguel) Llobet and Joan (Juan) Manén. Mompou is certainly best known for his piano music, and the Cançó i dansa No.10 was actually composed for that instrument. The composer made the transcription performed here himself, however, suggesting that he may well have had that instrument in mind when he writing for the piano. Both Cançó i dansa No.13, based on two traditional Catalan songs, and the Suite Compostelana are original guitar works. Some fifteen years years older than Mompou, Llobet was a guitarist who toured internationally, but he also composed. His arrangements of Catalan folk songs are among his most enduring contributions to the guitar repertoire. These tunes were well known to the Barcelona public in Llobet’s day, and arrangements of songs like La filadora (The Spinner Woman), Cançó del lladre (Song of the Thief) and La Nit de Nadal (Christmas Eve) received an enthusiastic reception. Closing the programme is the Fantasia-Sonata by Joan Manén, a musical prodigy who went on to an international career as a virtuoso violinist. Manén was also a versatile composer, who with this piece, dedicated to Andrés Segovia, created a fine contribution to the literature for guitar.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Mompou, Federico
  Suite Compostelana (1962) 14:26
01 Preludio 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
02 Coral 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
03 Cuna 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
04 Recitativo 02:10 $ 0.52 USD
05 Canción 02:24 $ 0.58 USD
06 Muñeira 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
  Composer: Llobet Soles, Miguel
  Cançons populars (1899–1926) 21:31
07 Plany (Lament) 01:40 $ 0.40 USD
08 El Noi de la Mare (The Son of the Virgin) 01:40 $ 0.40 USD
09 La pastoreta (The Little Shepherd Girl) 01:44 $ 0.42 USD
10 La filla del marxant (The Merchant’s Daughter) 02:34 $ 0.62 USD
11 L’hereu Riera (Riera the Heir) 00:58 $ 0.23 USD
12 Cançó del lladre (Song of the Thief) 02:01 $ 0.48 USD
13 La filadora (The Spinner Woman) 00:47 $ 0.19 USD
14 El mestre (The Teacher) 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
15 El testament de n’Amèlia (Amèlia’s Will) 01:32 $ 0.37 USD
16 Lo fill del rei (The King’s Son) 01:27 $ 0.35 USD
17 Lo rossinyol (The Nightingale) 00:57 $ 0.23 USD
18 La presó de Lleida (Lleida Prison) 01:30 $ 0.36 USD
19 La Nit de Nadal (Christmas Eve) 01:56 $ 0.46 USD
  Composer: Mompou, Federico
  Cançó i dansa No. 10 03:05
20 Cançó 01:26 $ 0.34 USD
21 Dansa 01:39 $ 0.40 USD
  Composer: Mompou, Federico
  Cançó i dansa No. 13 (1972) 04:18
22 Cançó (El cant dels ocells) 02:12 $ 0.53 USD
23 Dansa (El bon caçador) 02:06 $ 0.50 USD
  Composer: Manen, Juan
24 Fantasia-Sonata per a guitarra, Op. A-22 (1930) 15:13 $ 3.65 USD
  Album total 60:52
ComposerLlobet Soles, Miguel
Manen, Juan
Mompou, Federico
GuitarHalász, Franz

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