JOLY BRAGA SANTOS (1924-1998): Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 2 - Piano Quartet, Op. 28, Piano Trio, Op. 64, Suite of Dances for Piano, Oboe, Viola and Double Bass, Op. 63, Adagio e Scherzino for Wind Quartet, Suite for Brass for 3 Trumpets, Horn, 2 Trombones and Tuba.
Catalogue Number: 07W055
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0428
Description: In his early works Braga Santos’s fondness for modal harmony, absorbed from the Portuguese masters of the Renaissance, and his busy counterpoint combine to make him sound surprisingly close to such particularly English composers as Vaughan Williams and Moeran. Although his harmonic language became more astringent with time, it retained a burly sense of humor and a powerful charge of energy, often infused with the spirit of Portuguese folk-dance. The five works on this second volume cover three decades of composition, from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, and offer a wide array of instrumental combinations. Various artists.