Lopes-graça: Songs & Folk Songs, Vol. 2

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8579082
Format: COMPACT DISC

Vieira de Almeida, Nuno; Gaspar, Susana; Panela, Ricardo

Fernando Lopes-Graça was one of the greatest Portuguese composers of the 20th century. He composed songs in many genres, including folk-song arrangements, modernist settings of Portuguese poetry, and songs connected to political and historical events, all of which are represented here in this second volume (Volume 1 is on 8.579039). Early songs reveal the harmonic influence of Debussy, while Lopes-Graça’s utopian vision of international fraternity can be heard in his harmonization of Greek, Czech and Slovak songs, which range from lament and defiance to pastoral sentiment.

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