LUÍS DE FREITAS BRANCO (1890-1955): Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 3, Suite Alentejana No. 2, The Death of Manfred.
Catalogue Number: 06L003
Description: The big, 46-minute symphony is from 1944, revelling in Romantic melodrama and luminous orchestral sonorities which would not have been out of place in a work from fifty years earlier. The very early (1906) tone poem is a ten-minute exercise in youthful agitation and brooding Romanticism while the 1927 second Alentejana suite is an attractive, three-movement evocation of the rural landscape and life of this country region southeast of Lisbon where the composer lived. RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Álvaro Cassuto.