Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Alvaro Cassuto (conductor)
Frederico de Freitas was one of Portugal's most prolific composers, whose highly successful ballets are inspired by local folklore and romance. The Silly Girl's Dance is a work of exuberant musical vitality about a timid village girl who turns out to be the loveliest of them all. The Wall of Love describes innocent amorous encounters, the Medieval Suite conjures 'the fragrance of medieval Portuguese poetry', while dances, songs and fiestas are evoked in the lively Ribatejo. Collectors of Naxos's acclaimed ongoing series dedicated to some of Portugal's most important composers will be delighted to see this release in the safe hands of conductor Alvaro Cassuto. His work exploring Portuguese repertoire with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has delivered 'excellent results from the orchestra...very well recorded'.
Freitas The Silly Girl's Dance, The Wall of Love, Medieval Suite, Ribatejo
Running Time: 1 hr 10 min