Bows Up! - Portuguese Music for Strings

 
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SERGIO AZEVEDO / ANTONIO FRAGOSO / JOLY BRAGA SANTOS
Bows Up! - Portuguese Music for Strings
Camerata Atlântica, Ana Beatriz Manzanilla

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Release Date: Friday 3 December 2021

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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.

Tracks:

Azevedo, Sérgio
Sinfonietta for Strings

Fragoso, António
Concerto Romântico: I. Prélude (arr. S. Azevedo for violin and orchestra from Suite Romantique)

Azevedo, Sérgio
Music for Strings - in memoriam Béla Bartók

Braga Santos, Joly
Concerto for Strings in D Minor, Op. 17