Marta Matheu (soprano), Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Victor Pablo Perez (conductor)
Xavier Montsalvatge's music enriched Catalan culture throughout the second half of the 20th Century, and he was one of Spain's leading composers until his death in 2002. This overview of his orchestral music begins with excerpts from his ballet Manfred, which reveal the important influence of Stravinsky. The ingenious Bric a brac is his last orchestral work, written when he was eighty-one and premiered by the forces who perform it on this recording. The mainly orchestral Sinfonia de Requiem is one of his most important and well-known works.
Montsalvatge Manfred, Bric a brac, Sinfonia de requiem
Running Time: 1 hr 1 min