FERNANDO LOPES-GRAÇA (1906-1994): Travels in My Homeland - 19 Pieces for Piano on Traditional Portuguese Melodies, AMÍCAR VASQUES-DIAS (b.1945): Fireplace: Made Up of Memories and Affections.
Catalogue Number: 06U055
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Lopes-Graça’s pieces, from 1954, were originally intended to provide musical illustrations for a lecture on traditional Portuguese music and were taken from existing folksong collections or from his own field recordings. Vasques-Dias’s approach to folk culture is based on the subjectivity of feelings and emotions and, while still approachable, his 2004 cycle of 13 pieces is less tied to folk music. Joana Gama (piano).