CDContemporary Music Composers of Spain and Latin America

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Attractively entitled ‘Chamber Music, the BBVA Foundation and Verso present a second CD dedicated to the work of José Luis Turina (1952), a compilation of a substantial part of the chamber output of the Madrid maestro between 1980, the date of ‘Título a determinar, a magnificent score premiered a year later by the Group Koan, then directed by José Ramón Encinar, and 1997 and ‘Scherzo para un hobbit, commissioned and presented by the Group Cosmos as part of the celebrations of the ensemble’s tenth anniversary.

During that period, the beautiful ‘Variaciones sobre dos temas de Scarlatti for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and cello stand out strongly, along with the impressive 1990 ‘Cuarteto con piano, an astonishing exercise in mastery with the four voices. These performances, by the Plural Ensemble under the baton of the Argentinean conductor Fabián Panisello, crown what is undoubtedly a superb homage to one of the most relevant Spanish composers of recent years.

Performances by:

Fabián Panisello


01. Variaciones sobre dos temas de Scarlatti (1985) (10:50)
02. Título a determinar (1980) (11:09)
03-05. Cuarteto con piano (1990) (16:27)
06. Kammerconcertante (1988) (11:13)
07. Túmulo de la mariposa (1991) (10:55)
08. Scherzo para un hobbit (1996) (06:28)

Total time: 67:42