XAVIER MONTSALVATGE (1912-2002): Complete Works for Violin and Piano - Paráfrasis Concertante, Lullaby, Spanish Sketch, 3 Policromías, Variaciones sobre un tema de "La Spagnoletta" de Giles Farnaby, Piano Trio.
Catalogue Number: 08Q059
Description: These pieces are as early as the 1943 Spanish Sketch and the 1945 Variaciones and as late as the 1988 piano trio and 1994 Policromías. The former pair are quite tonal (which you could tell from their titles) but even the newest works have their own lyricism, sensuality and dance-like rhythms even when tonality is stretched or extended. You needn't be an avant-gardist to enjoy Montsalvatge's personal engagements with most of the 20th century's various musical styles, techniques and languages. Eva León (violin), José Ramos Santana (piano), Sibylle Johner (piano - trio).