JOAQUIM HOMS (1906-2003): Cementiri de sinera, Ocells perduts, 6 poemes de Josep Carner, Nadal, El caminant i el mur.
Catalogue Number: 01I070
Label: Columna Musica
Description: A student of Roberto Gerhard, Homs was a more complex composer musically, periodically experimenting with twelve-tone composition. Although most of the songs here (ranging from 1935 to 1962) are quite tonal (only the latest cycle uses the dodecaphonic system, with restraint and economy), they demonstrate a characteristic reserve, containment of emotion, nostalgia and a certain pessimism which can make for truly atmospheric song-cycles (all of these works are cycles of from six to ten songs except for the moving Christmas song Nadal which deals with the bittersweet aspects of the holiday for the poor) in the true lieder tradition. Catalan-English texts. Elena Gragera (mezzo), Jordi Maso (piano).