Santoro: Symphonies Nos. 11-12; Concerto Grosso / Thomson, Goiás Philharmonic

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Claudio Santoro’s remarkable final decade, in which he allied more traditional and eclectic styles to his earlier experiments. Both the Concerto Grosso and the Three...

Claudio Santoro’s remarkable final decade, in which he allied more traditional and eclectic styles to his earlier experiments. Both the Concerto Grosso and the Three Fragments on BACH were written for student orchestras, but are nonetheless substantial pieces which show his command of writing for strings. The Eleventh Symphony is one of the densest and most dramatic of the cycle, its finale exploding into an evocation of the opening of Brahms’ First Symphony, while the Twelfth Symphony is an unusual ‘sinfonia concertante’ for nine soloists and orchestra.

REVIEW:

I am enjoying getting to know some of this music in ‘The Music of Brazil’ series from Naxos. Santoro’s works have already featured and here we have a further pairing of two of his later symphonies (of a total of 14). They are complemented here by Concerto grosso for string quartet and Three fragments on BACH. Three of the four works here are world premiere recordings. Some of the music features some beautifully percussive ‘Latin’ orchestration and rhythm whilst there is also much that is reminiscent of Soviet traditions of the early/ mid twentieth century. The whole CD makes for enjoyable, interesting listening.

-- Lark Reviews



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 11, 2022


  • UPC: 747313440672


  • Catalog Number: 8574406


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Claudio Santoro


  • Conductor: Neil Thomson


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Goias Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Neil Thomson



Works:


  1. Concerto Grosso

    Composer: Claudio Santoro

    Ensemble: Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Neil Thomson


  2. Symphony No. 11

    Composer: Claudio Santoro

    Ensemble: Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Neil Thomson


  3. 3 Fragments on B-A-C-H

    Composer: Claudio Santoro

    Ensemble: Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Neil Thomson


  4. Symphony No. 12, "Concertante Symphony for 9 Soloists"

    Composer: Claudio Santoro

    Ensemble: Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Neil Thomson