ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916): Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 - Dante - Symphonic Poem (w/ Gemma Coma-Alabert [mezzo]), Danza de los ojos verdes*, Danza gitana*, La nit del mort* (w/Jesús Álvarez Carrión [tenor], Lieder Camarà Chorus), Intermezzo from Goyescas.
Catalogue Number: 06R003
Description: The major work here is the 33-minue tone poem Dante, composed in 1907-8 and premiered in New York in 1915. In two movements (Dante e Vergilio and Paolo e Francesca), the writing is indebted to Wagner in its harmonies and melodies with touches of early Scriabin in the depiction of the famous ill-fated lovers in the second part. The 11-minute “Night of the Dead Man” is also resolutely non-Iberian: its subtitle is “Poem of Desolation” and its influences are Franck and Debussy. Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; Pablo González.