Montsalvatge: Piano Music, Volume 3

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Montsalvatge: Piano Music, Volume 3



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30th July 2012




62 minutes


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Montsalvatge: Piano Music, Volume 3

Music for Two Pianos



Barcelona Blues


Tres Divertimentos

Sum Vermis

Ferran Carceller and Miquel Àngel Martínez (percussion)

Ernest Martínez Izquierdo

Cinco Invocaciones al Crucificado

Pia Freund (soprano)

Ensemble Barcelona 216, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo

Jordi Masó (piano I) & Miquel Villalba (piano II & celeste)



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Xavier Montsalvatge was a major contributor to Catalonian culture in the 20th century. His works for two pianos collect most of his musical preoccupations into a single programme. The jazz-tinted Barcelona Blues reflects his “passion for the ballet”, and the Tres divertimentos his fascination with ‘Les Six’. Borrowing the sonorities of Bartók, Sum Vermis expresses the “tortured symbolism” of Jacint Verdaguer’s poetry. One of Montsalvatge’s own favourites, the rarely performed 5 Invocaciones al Crucificado evokes biblical dramatic intensity, and the self-paraphrasing Calidoscopio looks back over the composer’s own creative past. Jordi Masó’s complete recording of Montsalvatge’s solo piano music can be found on 8570744 and 8570756.

Xavier Montsalvatge: Barcelona Blues

Barcelona Blues

Xavier Montsalvatge: Calidoscopio

I. Aproximacion a la fuga

II. Capricho sobre la banalidad camuflada

III. Collage para Albeniz

Xavier Montsalvatge: Homenatge


Xavier Montsalvatge: 3 Divertimentos (version for 2 pianos)

No. 1. Deciso

No. 2. Dolce

No. 3. Vivo

Xavier Montsalvatge: Sum Vermis

Sum Vermis

Xavier Montsalvatge: 5 invocaciones al Crucificado

No. 1. De passione Christi

No. 2. Pianto della Madonna

No. 3. La Vierge couronnee

No. 4. Lamentatio

No. 5. D'oracio de temps

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