℗ 2002 Marco-Polo
 

Joly Braga Santos: Concerto for Strings - Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Harp

Northern Sinfonia, Alvaro Cassuto

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"... the Sinfonietta (is) given an intense and exciting performance ... the playing and recording are of a high standard."
- BBC Music Magazine

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Concerto for Strings in D Minor, Op. 17  
1
I. Largamente maestoso - Allegro
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
7:00
2
II. Adagio non troppo
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
6:14
3
III. Allegro ben marcato
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
6:23
Sinfonietta for Strings, Op. 33  
4
I. Adagio - Allegro
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
6:08
5
II. Adagio
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
6:32
6
III. Allegro ben marcato, ma non troppo
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
5:29
7
Variacoes concertantes (Variations Concertantes) for Strings and Harp
Joly Braga Santos; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
11:06
Duplo Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Harp, Op. 42  
8
I. Largo
Joly Braga Santos; Sue Blair; Bradley Creswick; Alexander Somov; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
6:02
9
II. Allegro
Joly Braga Santos; Sue Blair; Bradley Creswick; Alexander Somov; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
4:40
10
III. Adagio
Joly Braga Santos; Sue Blair; Bradley Creswick; Alexander Somov; Northern Sinfonia; Alvaro Cassuto
8:15
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:49
"... Álvaro Cassuto leads the Northern Sinfonia in a trenchant, rhythmically vital performance that should win the work many friends ... offers ample rewards on repeated listening."
- ClassicsToday.com

The four works for strings included on this 2002 release clearly reflect the musical evolution of Joly Braga Santos, undoubtedly one of the leading Portuguese symphonists of the 20th century. For this reason the works follow the chronological order of their composition. Conductor Álvaro Cassuto has a long history with this composer and his music, having conducted the premiere of the Sinfonietta in 1963.
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