JOLY BRAGA SANTOS (1924-1988): Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 3 - Aria a 3 con Variazione for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 62, Improviso for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 70, Aria I for Bassoon and Piano, Aria I for Cello and Piano, Op. 2, Piece for Flute and Piano, Tema e Variações for Cello and Piano, Op. 12, Canção for Viola and Piano, Aria II for Cello and Piano, Op. 57, Melodia for Cello andPiano, Nocturno for Violin and Piano, Op. 1.
Catalogue Number: 01W011
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0588
Description: Braga Santos was one of the most important composers in twentieth-century Portugal. In his early works his 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. This final volume of the Toccata Classics survey of his chamber music brings a varied program of instrumental duos and a trio – some of them innocent, some lyrical, some dark – almost all in their first recordings. Various performers.