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Simfonia "Lo retorn" (PB)

Simfonia "Lo retorn" (PB)-Pocket Scores of Orchestral Music-Music Schools and Conservatoires Intermediate Level-Music Schools and Conservatoires Advanced Level-Scores Advanced-Scores Intermediate

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Author/Composer

Nicolau Guanyabens

Critical Edition

Francesc Cortès

Field

Music Schools and Conservatoires Intermediate Level
Music Schools and Conservatoires Advanced Level
Scores Advanced
Scores Intermediate

Collection

Pocket Scores of Orchestral Music Nr. 47

Language

Spanish, Catalan, English

Format

Score

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20.90 € VAT included

Contents

This is a work of surprising poise, with good execution and brightness in the thematic and harmonic treatment and an accomplished, effective musical timbre, all based on restrained use of orchestral tools. It seems quite likely that Guanyabens intended this piece for a stripped-down musical ensemble, without even a viola section. The string section is written for a three-part violin ensemble and for “bass” strings, generically. Far from thinking of similar cases to the Rossini repertoire or early Verdi or Mercadante which, in fact, are not present here, it would be worth remembering what Berlioz himself said in his De l’instrumentation, in the copies published between 1841 and 1842, which progressed what would be the famous Grand traité d’instrumentation et d’orchestration modernes (Treatise on Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration) about the poor quality of some viola musicians.
Among the works of Guanyabens, this symphony is one of the pleasant surprises. It is composed in a style halfway between the repertoire of Offenbach and later Donizetti, despite the annoying comparisons between incomparable models. The composer wrote it at the age of 52. It was possibly one of his last works. It presents an aesthetic continuity when compared to his works from the 1850s or 1860s.

Instrumental and vocal formations

Symphonic Orchestra

Technical Specifications

Duration

15'

Measurements

14,85 x 21 cm, vertical

Binding

Adhesive binding

Number of Pages

98

ISMN

979-0-69231-991-7

Editor

DINSIC Publicacions Musicals

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