Bruno Borralhinho, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Pedro Neves - Portuguese Music For Cello & Orchestra
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:04 min | 252 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016
This recording brings together for the first time some of Portugal's leading composers in a unique programme dedicated to their works for cello and orchestra. The impressionistic and luxuriant harmonies of Luiz Costa's Poema contrast with Fernando Lopes-Graça's sombre and austere Concerto da Camera, a commission from Mstislav Rostropovich. Luís de Freitas Branco's Cena Lírica is an early, romantically expressive piece, while the Concerto by his eminent pupil Joly Braga Santos is a hauntingly poetic symphonic masterpiece.