Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra - Monsalvatge: Manfred - Bric-à-brac - Sinfonía de rèquiem (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 224 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 11 | Time: 61:02 min
Xavier Montsalvatge's music enriched Catalan culture throughout the second half of the twentieth-century, and he remained one of Spain's leading composers. This overview of his orchestral music begins with excerpts from his ballet Manfred, which reveal the important influence of Stravinsky. The ingenious Bric à brac is his last orchestral work, written when he was 81 and premièred by the forces who perform it on this recording. The mainly orchestral Simfonia de Rèquiem is one of Montsalvatge's most important and well-known works.