XAVIER MONTSALVATGE (1912-2002): Folia daliniana for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings and Percussion), Madrigal sobre un tema popular (El cant dels ocells) for Mezzo-Soprano and Cello, Concertino 1+13 for Violin and 13 Strings (Tim Fain [violin]), Serenata a Lydia de Cadaqués for Flute and Piano, 5 invocaciones al Crucificado for Mezzo-Soprano, 3 Flutes, 5 Percussionists, Harp, Piano, Celeste and Double Bass.
Catalogue Number: 01P068
Description: This Catalonian composer has no fixed stylistic fingerprint; none of these five works (written between 1969 and 1995) sounds like any of the others, which is impressive when you run from the French-tinged refinement of the Folia daliniana into the tropical, almost Villa-Lobosian warmth and sensuality of the Madrigal and then to the bracing, neo-classical-ish Concertino. Even so, the passion and the intensity of the five poems on Christ's suffering which make up the earliest piece here, come as a shock. Catalan, Italian, Spanish-English texts. Perspectives Ensemble; Angel Gil-Ordóñez.