Santoro: Symphonies Nos. 11 & 12

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8574406
Format: COMPACT DISC

Thomson, Neil; Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra; Landim, Abner; Stahl Junior, Mauro; Elenciuc, Simone; Pontes, Luciano; Menezes, Raul; Viglioni, Patrick; Nazario, Emerson; Cremer, Cleverson; Vasconcelos, Igor Yuri; Gonçalves, Hellington; Felipe, Josué

Claudio Santoro’s remarkable final decade, in which he allied more traditional and eclectic styles to his earlier experiments. Both the Concerto Grosso and the Three Fragments on BACH were written for student orchestras, but are nonetheless substantial pieces which show his command of writing for strings. The Eleventh Symphony is one of the densest and most dramatic of the cycle, its finale exploding into an evocation of the opening of Brahms’ First Symphony, while the Twelfth Symphony is an unusual ‘sinfonia concertante’ for nine soloists and orchestra.

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