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Astutely Judged

Music for violin and piano
by Xavier Montsalvatge -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... brilliant, clear and individualistic.'

Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Paráfrasis Concertante; Tres Policromías; Piano Trio. © 2014 Naxos Rights US Inc

In the latter part of the twentieth century, music of Iberia, especially Catalonia, was brought to increased attention by the extensive broadening of its scope by Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002). As both composer and critic, his profile was widespread, and his music stylistically far reaching. Whether rhapsodic or invoking rhythmic or popular dance forms, Montsalvatge's music remains brilliant, clear and individualistic.

The six violin and piano works were written in five decades, 1945 until 1994...

Copyright © 5 March 2015 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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MONTSALVATGE: WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

XAVIER MONTSALVATGE

CATALUNYA

SPAIN

20TH CENTURY

NAXOS

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VIOLIN MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

CELLO MUSIC

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