Cassuto: Freitas - The Silly Girl’s Dance (24/96 FLAC)
Cassuto: Freitas – The Silly Girl’s Dance (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Frederico de Freitas
Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Alvaro Cassuto
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.12 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Freitas, Frederico de (1902-80):
01. A danca da menina tonta (The Silly Girl’s Dance)
02. O muro do derrete (The Wall of Love)

Suite medieval
03. I. Bailia
04. II. Serena
05. III. Serranilha
06. IV. Cantar de Amigo
07. V. Cantarcilho
08. VI. Jogralesca

09. Ribatejo

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Álvaro Cassuto
Recorded: 16, 17 August 2012
Recording Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Frederico de Freitas was one of Portugal’s most prolific composers, whose highly successful ballets are inspired by local folklore and romance. The Silly Girl’s Dance is a work of exuberant musical vitality about a timid village girl who turns out to be the loveliest of them all. The Wall of Love describes innocent amorous encounters, the Medieval Suite conjures ‘the fragrance of medieval Portuguese poetry’, while dances, songs and ‘fiestas’ are evoked in the lively Ribatejo.

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