VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
IBS152022 (IBS Classical, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (3 February 2023)
Booklet pages: 24
℗ 2022 IBS Artist
© 2022 IBS Artist
Main country of recording: Spain
Reviewer: Paul Sarcich
Review of En estil popular published on 7 March 2023
Joan Enric Lluna, conductor
Manuel Palau Boix ('Han') (1893-1967) / Daniel Blanco:
Suite en estil popular
1 Allegro non troppo
2 Scherzo, molt animat
Salvador Giner (1832-1911) / Daniel Blanco:
5 Capricho instrumental
Tomás Bretón (1850-1923) / Miquel Ortega:
Fantasía sobre La verbena de la Paloma
6 Allegro animato
7 Tempo lento de Habanera
8 Tempo di vals moderato
François Couperin (1668-1733) / César Cano:
La Bondissante et La Couperin
10 La Bondissante
11 La Couperin
12 La Bondissante
Vicent Martin i Soler (1754-1806) / Johan Nepomuk Wendt (1745-1801):
13 Una cosa rara (Finale)
This CD presents arrangements commissioned by the Moonwinds group (with the obvious exception of Una cosa rara), in continuation of the Harmoniemusik tradition, with the aim of expanding the Spanish, and specifically Valencian, wind ensemble repertoire. The title, En estil popular (In the popular style) has been taken from what might be considered the central work of the recording, which Moonwinds have called Suite en estil popular, based on the string quartet Quartet en estil popular by the great composer Manuel Palau. The version for wind instruments brings a new dimension to the work, which is why Moonwinds wanted to differentiate it from its original title, labelling it a 'Suite' rather than a 'Quartet'.
Recorded 18-20 July 2022 at Auditorio de Rafelbunyol, Valencia, Spain.