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WARNER CD "L'ESPERIT DE CASALS" PRESENTATIONAL CONCERT‎

  • Dates September 19th 2018‎
  • Ticket prices 28 €
  • Hall Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • Cycle Other OBC Concerts

The Pau Casals tribute album features the first recording of Nocturns Portuguesos by G. ‎Cassadó, with soloist Damián Martínez and conductor Jordi Bernàcer.‎

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra presents a new album, recorded last ‎summer and focusing on the figure of Pau Casals. The CD, released under ‎theWarner Classicslabel, captures the very essence of Casals, with works ‎by Gaspar Cassadó, Glazunov and ‎‎Casals himself. Indeed, the album contains the first ever world recording ‎of Nocturns PortuguesosbyGaspar Cassadó , a protégé of ‎‎Pau Casals. This is a deeply poetic piece, written following a visit to ‎Portugal that fascinated its composer, inspiring him to draw on popular songs from the ‎country. Nocturns Portuguesos was premiered in April 1933, in Madrid, ‎performed by the Madrid Symphony Orchestra conducted by Enrique Fernández Arbós. To ‎make the recording, the handwritten score kept at the National Library of ‎Catalonia had to be used. The album also features Concerto Ballata in C ‎major, Op. 108 by Glazunov, dedicated to Pau ‎Casals and previously performed on only a handful of occasions. The third work ‎featured on the album is the Sant Martí del Canigó sardana composed by ‎‎Pau Casals himself and arranged for orchestra by his brother ‎Enric Casals. The recording of these three works took place in Pau Casals ‎Hall at L’Auditori, featuring cellist Damián Martínez and ‎conducted by Jordi Bernàcer.‎

GLAZUNOV: Concerto Ballata in C major, Op. 108 for ‎cello and orchestra
GASPAR CASSADÓ: Nocturns Portuguesos. Esquisses Symphoniques for cello and ‎orchestra
PAU CASALS/ENRIC CASALS: Sant Martí del Canigó

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Jordi Bernàcer, conductor‎
Damián Martínez, cello

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