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BLANCAFORT: Piano Music Vol 4



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The Catalan composer Manuel Blancafort believed strongly in the importance of nationalism in music and was keen to follow in the footsteps of Alb?®niz, Granados and Falla, but always with a Catalan bias. Most of the works on this recording belong to a prolific period of creative activity towards the end of the 1920s. Depicting a transatlantic journey to the USA, with impressions of both the ocean and life on board ship, the 'American Souvenir' suite also includes a vivid yet tender homage to Charlie Chaplin. Inspired by the classicism of Bach and Scarlatti, the 'Sonatina antiga' surprises with its bold harmonic writing. The impressionistic 'Ermita i panorama' conjures up, through the development of a folk tune, the silence of twilight within the Catalan hermitage of Puiggraci??s and the view of the landscape from the summit of the hill.
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Item number 8557335
Barcode 747313233526
Release date 31/03/2008
Category 20TH CENTURY
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Miquel Villalba
Composers Manuel Blancafort
Disc: 1
Romanca, intermedi i marxa
1 Pastorella
2 I. Transatlantic en ruta
3 II. Homenatge a Chaplin
4 I. Exercici
5 II. Tendresa
6 III. Recreacio
7 Ermita
8 Panorama
9 Cavatina i dialeg
10 Romanca
11 Intermedi
12 Marxa
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