JOSÉ COMELLAS (1842-1888): Sonata Brillante, Op. 21, Souvenir: Song without Words, Op. 1, Vienne: Grande Valse, Op. 4, Far Away: Nocturne, Op. 12, The Five Roses: Mazurka, Op. 26, Washington et Lincoln: Élégie sur la tombe de ces deux Héros, Op. 3, Natalie: Mazurka, Op. 10, Le Retour: Nocturne, Op. 25, Nocturne, Op. 24, Christmas Toys: Little Polka.
Catalogue Number: 10S031
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0347
Description: Cuba's heritage of classical music is composed largely of three strands - the inheritance of colonial times and the subsequent influence of African and European musicians. Most of the pieces on this release are salon works that blend Chopin and Gottschalk to charm the listener, but we also have the first sonata published by any Cuban composer. José Raúl López (piano).