Freitas Branco - Orchestral Works Volume 1

Naxos: 8570765

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Freitas Branco - Orchestral Works Volume 1

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8570765
(8.570765)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th June 2008

Barcode:

0747313076574

Length:

60 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Freitas Branco - Orchestral Works Volume 1


Freitas Branco:

Symphony No. 1

Scherzo Fantastique

World Première Recording

Suite Alentejana No. 1


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Luís de Freitas Branco was a pre-eminent figure in Portuguese music of the first half of the twentieth century. This first disc of a four-volume series of Freitas Branco’s orchestral works features the First Symphony, in which the influence of César Franck, Brahms and French musical impressionism is assimilated into his own musical style. The Scherzo Fantastique is a short single movement work, brilliantly orchestrated yet extremely controlled in its use of the orchestral forces. The Suite Alentejana No. 1 is based on the rich musical folklore of the Alentejo, a region of Portugal south of Lisbon where Freitas Branco spent many of his summers.

Luis de Freitas Branco: Symphony No. 1

I. Adagio - Allegro molto

II. Andante

III. Allegro molto vivace

Luis de Freitas Branco: Scherzo fantastique

Scherzo fantastique

Luis de Freitas Branco: Suite alentejana No.1

I. Prelude: Allegretto

II. Intermezzo: Adagio - Andantino

III. Finale: Allegro

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