Baldini, Fernandes: Velasquez, Miguez - Violin Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)
Baldini, Fernandes: Velasquez, Miguez – Violin Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Glauco Velásquez, Leopoldo Miguez
Performer: Emmanuele Baldini, Karin Fernandes
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.26 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Glauco Velásquez:
Violin Sonata No. 1, “Delírio”
01. I. Moderato
02. II. Lento espressivo
03. III. Agitato

Leopoldo Miguez:
Violin Sonata, Op. 14
04. I. Allegro – Grandioso
05. II. Andante espressivo
06. III. Scherzo. Presto non molto
07. IV. Vivace

Glauco Velásquez:
Violin Sonata No. 2
08. I. Moderato molto espressivo
09. II. Adagio
10. III. Finale

Leopoldo Miguez and Glauco Velasquez were both leading figures in Brazil’s classical music scene at the turn of the 20th century, bringing back influences from Europe to a homeland in a state of enormous social upheaval. The lyrical character of Miguez’s ambitious Violin Sonata, Op. 14 is developed in far more sophisticated and contrapuntal manner to anything previously experienced in Brazil, while Velasquez’s two sonatas are even richer in nuance. The tropical Romanticism of these three works marked an important change in Brazil’s chamber music, from pieces intended largely for domestic use to works equal to the noble expression of its new Republic.

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