℗ 2008 Naxos
Released July 29, 2008
Duration 1h 01m 09s
Record Label Naxos
Catalogue No. 8.570765
Genre Classical (Orchestral)
 

Luís de Freitas Branco: Symphony No. 1 - Scherzo Fantasique - Suite Alentejana No. 1

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Álvaro Cassuto

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Symphony No. 1  
1.1
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
12:49
1.2
II. Andante
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
11:52
1.3
III. Allegro molto vivace
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
9:20
1.4
Scherzo fantastique
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
5:52
Suite alentejana No. 1  
1.5
I. Prelude. Allegretto
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
7:42
1.6
II. Intermezzo. Adagio - Andantino
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
5:10
1.7
III. Finale. Allegro
Luís de Freitas Branco; Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto
8:24
Digital Booklet
"It's a lovely work, but then all this music is certainly worth getting to know, especially when the performances are this sympathetic and well recorded ... an easy recommendation. " - ClassicsToday.com This premiere installment of a four-volume series of leading Portuguese composer Luís de Freitas Branco’s orchestral works features the First Symphony, in which the influence of César Franck, Brahms and French musical impressionism is assimilated into his own musical style. The Scherzo Fantastique is a short single movement work, brilliantly orchestrated yet extremely controlled. The Suite Alentejana No. 1 draws on the rich musical folklore of the Alentejo, a region of Portugal south of Lisbon where Freitas Branco spent many summers. Álvaro Cassuto, one of Portugal’s finest conductors and an authority on the classical music of his country, is an ideal interpreter of this eminently satisfying yet unaccountably neglected repertoire.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
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-2.12 to -0.25
-26.63
-30.43 to -21.82
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13 to 17
1
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
-0.77-25.5515
2
II. Andante
-1.58-28.4416
3
III. Allegro molto vivace
-0.25-21.8213
4
Scherzo fantastique
-2.10-28.8316
5
I. Prelude. Allegretto
-0.63-29.2717
6
II. Intermezzo. Adagio - Andantino
-2.12-30.4316
7
III. Finale. Allegro
-0.25-22.0413

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