BORIS PAPANDOPULO (1906-1991): Clarinet Quintet, String Quartet No. 5.
Catalogue Number: 06R054
Label: Cantus (Croatia)
Reference: 989 052 0061 2
Description: This Croatian composer, already having appeared in these pages on Albany (08N078) and cpo (08Q008) offers one piece, the quintet of 1940 from his earlier period, characterized by a mixing of neo-classicism and Croatian folk elements, in the manner of Stravinsky and Bartók and one from his later, more broadly inclusive era: the 1970 quartet has five movements of richer and more complex textures (even a twelve-tone series that is gone as soon as it appears and a scherzo which sounds like the finale of a Romantic violin concerto) and that finishes up with a rigorous and precise fugue. Sergio Delmastro (clarinet), Zagreb Quartet. Sergio Delmastro (clarinet), Zagreb Quartet.