ÓSCAR DA SILVA (1870-1958): Piano Music, Vol. 1 - 7 Images, Op. 6, 2 Embalos, 3 Românticas, 8 Dolorosas (Musique intime), Op. 11.
Catalogue Number: 11W043
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0576
Description: Portuguese composer and pianist da Silva was one of the major figures in Portuguese and Brazilian musical life in the first half of the twentieth century He left an extensive legacy of compositions for his instrument, cast in a soft and sultry Romanticism somewhere between Chopin and Rachmaninov. All four of the collections recorded here concentrate on delicacy of tone-color, expressing a particularly Portuguese sense of human emotion. Luís Pipa (piano).