JOLY BRAGA SANTOS (1924-1988): Piano Quartet, Op. 26, Piano Trio, Op. 58, String Sextet, Op. 59.
Catalogue Number: 10L082
Reference: PS 5015
Description: Works from two of the composer's three distinct stylistic periods: the 1957 quartet is warmly Romantic while the other two from 1985 and 1986 are in his highly chromatic late style which produces a marked sense of dramatic tension, both works with their share of slow, dolorous movements with vaguely threatening ostinati running like a nervous heartbeat below the music's uneasy surface. Anibal Lima, Cecília Branco (violins), Leonor Braga Santos, António José Miranda (violas), Paulo Gaio Lima, Irene Lima (cellos), António Faca Rosado (piano).