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RODRIGO: Songs and Madrigals

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Joaqu?¡n Rodrigo wrote more than two hundred compositions, creating a prolific variety of orchestral pieces, songs and instrumental music. Less well known, however, are various works for soprano and orchestra. This recording presents some of the finest examples of Rodrigo's songs, illustrating the wide range of Spanish poetry he set to music. The composer considered C?íntico de la esposa (Song of the Bride) as his best vocal work. Here the melodic line recalls the glories of the Golden Age of 16th century Spanish song, while the imaginative orchestration locates the work specifically in the 20th century. Tr?¡ptic de Moss?¿n Cinto (Triptych of Moss?¿n Cinto) displays many of Rodrigo's musical characteristics, including exquisite matching of word to note, swift but subtle changes of mood, and his love of the emotive power of the voice.
Item number 8555845
Barcode 747313584529
Release date 29/10/2007
Category 20TH CENTURY
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Artists Raquel Lojendio
Composers Joaquin Rodrigo
Conductors Maximiano Valdes
Orchestras Asturias Symphony Orchestra
Disc: 1
Cantico de la esposa (Song of the Bride)
1 No. 1. Con que la lavare? (With what shall I bathe
2 No. 2. Vos me matasteis (You have slain me)
3 No. 3. De donde venis, amore? (Where have you been
4 No. 4. De los alamos vengo, madre (I come from the
5 No. 1. Paseabase el rey moro (The Moorish king pas
6 No. 2. A las armas moriscotes! (To arms, Moriscote
7 No. 3. Ay, luna que reluces! (Oh, moon that shines
8 No. 4. Sobre Baza estaba el Rey (The king was near
9 No. 5. Pastorcico, tu que has vuelto (Shepherd boy
10 I. L'harpa sagrada (The Sacred Harp)
11 II. Lo violi de Sant Francesc (The Violin of St Fr
12 III. Sant Francesc i la cigala (St Francis and the
13 Romance del Comendador de Ocana (Ballad of the Kni
14 No. 1. Canco del Teuladi (Song of the Sparrow)
15 No. 2. Canticel (Song)
16 No. 3. L'inquietut primaveral de la donzella (The
17 No. 4. Brollador gentil (Gentle Fountain)
18 I. Cantart' ei, Galicia (I sing to you, Galicia)
19 II. Por que? (Why?)
20 III. Adios rios, adios fontes (Farewell rivers, fa
21 IV. Vamos bebendo! (Let us go drinking!)
22 Cantico de la esposa (Song of the Bride)
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