ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916): Cant de les estrelles for Chorus, Piano and Organ, Salve Regina for Chorus and Organ, Romanza for Violin and Piano, Escena religiosa for Violin, Organ and Piano, PABLO CASALS (1876-1973): Chorus and Organ: Rosarium Beatae Virginis Mariae, Recordare, Virgo Mater, Nigra sum, MANUEL BLANCAFORT (1897-1987): Cant d'amor for Chorus, ENRIC MORERA (1865-1942): El Rossinyol for Chorus, Ave Maria for Chorus and Organ, MANUEL OLTRA (b.1922): Eco and Preludio for Chorus.
Catalogue Number: 07L062
Description: World premiere recording of Granados' "Song of the Stars", a 16-minute piece for piano, organ and chorus (which doesn't enter until halfway through) unperformed since its 1911 premiere. His Escena is also a First recording and also for unusual forces; the remainder of the disc is almost entirely sacred a capella choral music. Odd (Catalan music recorded in New York by a famous American chorus) but intriguing! Catalan-English texts. Voices of Ascension; Dennis Keene. Douglas Riva (piano), Mark Kruczek (organ), Erica Kiesewetter (violin).