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CD "Barcelona Belle Époque"

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LAURA GAYA, violin – ISABEL FÈLIX, piano

[Solfa Recordings, 2015]

Barcelona Belle Époque is a journey to Barcelona in the early 20th century through the music of composers known as the noucentista generation. Laura Gaya and Isabel Fèlix present on this album the complete works for violin and piano by four composers of that time: Joan Massià, Margarida Orfila, Manuel Blancafort and Frederic Mompou. Although all four show clearly resonances from the Catalan music, the first two can be considered as a continuation of the Germanic tradition. Orfila is ascribed to the prevalent postromantic trends in that time while Massià is most identified with neoclassicism. In contrast, Mompou and Blancafort were inspired by the French post-impressionist trends that fight against omnipresent passion for Wagnerism.

Margarida ORFILA (1889 – 1970)

Manuel BLANCAFORT (1897 – 1987)
Per l’Helena*
Romança de saló*

Joan MASSIÀ (1890 – 1969)
Allegro spiritoso

Frederic MOMPOU (1893 – 1987)
Jeunes filles au jardin, arr. Joseph Szigeti
Elegia, arr. Xavier Turull
Cançó i Dansa núm. 1, arr. Xavier Turull *
Cançó i Dansa núm. 6, arr. Lluís Soler *
Cançó i Dansa núm. 7, arr. Lluís Soler *

*world first recording


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