On the occasion of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, a selection of CDs with performances by the orchestra are on sale during 2008 in www.trito.es at a price of 8 euros (one CD) and 14 euros (double CD).
Guinovart - Morera - Txaikovski
The first CD in the Cadaqués Live Recording collection is a combination of music as eclectic as it is surprising. La vida secreta, by Albert Guinovart; las Cançons de carrer, by Enric Morera; and the Suite no. 4 in G major, “Mozartiana”, op.61, by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Vasily Petrenko conducts the Orquestra de Cadaqués and the soprano Rosa Mateu.
Mozart - Haydn - Beethoven
The three masters of European Classicism coincide on this CD with works that are very representative of their repertory. The Overture of Le Nozze de Figaro, by W.A.Mozart; the Symphony nº 104 “London”, by F.J.Haydn; and the Symphony nº 4, by L.V.Beethoven. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the ODC.
Gounod - Fauré
Two of the main representatives of French Romanticism come together in a CD that contains three of their most notable works. Pavane, op.50 and Cantique de Jean Racine, by Gabriel Fauré, and the Symphony nº 2 in E flat major, by Charles Gounod. Sir Neville Marriner conducts the ODC with the collaboration of the Amici Musicae choir and the choir of the Auditorio de Zaragoza.
Mozart: The woodwind concertos
On this double CD the Orquestra de Cadaqués plays four concertos for woodwind by W.A.Mozart with the participation of some outstanding soloists: Christopher Cowie, Joan Enric Lluna, Jaime Martín and David Tomàs. Once again, Sir Neville Marriner leads the orchestra in the performance of the concertos for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.
Mozart: Sinfonie concertanti
Yet again a monographic CD dedicated to the genius of European Classicism. This time it is the Sinfonie concertanti k.364 and 297b, with the first arranged as a double concerto y and the second as a concerto with a quartet of soloists. The Orquestra de Cadaqués, under the baton of its guest conductor, Sir Neville Marriner, manages to transmit perfectly the moments of resounding brilliance in the rapid movements, and also the high levels of restrained drama evoked by the andante in the first sinfonia. A real pleasure.
Mozart: The flute concertos
The same great sense of drama and stage presence that Mozart developed in the field of music for theatre is the driving force and the spirit which, in the purely instrumental field, characterises his repertory of concerto works.
And this is because, the same as in his opera arias, the possibilities of a musical approach as simple as the dialectics established between the individual and the group were fertile ground when it came to developing certain characteristics inherent to the creative side of the composer’s character. Sir Neville Marriner’s experienced baton and the virtuoso flute of Jaime Martín together, leading the Orquestra de Cadaqués.
Beethoven: Symphonies 1 and 2
In 1911 the manuscript of a symphony in C major was found in the city of Jena and attributed to Beethoven. For half a century it was considered to be his first attempt in this field. When the falseness of this claim was verified, the Symphony op.21 was definitively confirmed as his first contribution to a genre in which he established basic concepts of unavoidable reference for all those who would subsequently tackle this musical form.
At this stage in time there is little we don’t know about Beethoven’s symphonic work. The two symphonies are masterfully performed by the ODC, and with Sir Neville Marriner conducting.
For further information and mp3 samples click on the links for each CD.