Bows Up: Portuguese Music for Strings | Naxos 8579105

Bows Up: Portuguese Music for Strings


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8579105

Barcode: 0747313910571

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd December 2021



Portuguese orchestral music was scarce until the 20th century, when composers were able to build on the great legacy of Luís de Freitas Branco. António Fragoso died young, and the Concerto romântico is a new adaptation of his Suite romantique, orchestrated to reflect influences from Fauré and early Debussy. Joly Braga Santos’s Concerto in D minor is one of his best-loved early works, blending Alentejo folk songs with the sophistication of Vaughan Williams and Walton. Sérgio Azevedo is renowned for his neo-Classical style, shaping a narrative of darkness to light in the Sinfonietta, and reviving the concerto grosso in his homage to Bartók, the Music for Strings.

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