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