Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Violin Works (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Violin Works (2022)
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Palatín belonged to a musical line that dates back to the 18th century and among whose members we find, for example, the creator of the first Spanish musical dictionary. He was born in 1852 in Seville (Spain). From a young age he showed great musical talent and mastery of the violin, so it was considered when he was only 12 years old, that he should continue his studies in what was then the best place to study violin, The Imperial Conservatory of Paris. There, he would study with Jose White and with Jean-Delphin Alard, Pablo Sarasate´s teacher. This would be possible thanks to a scholarship granted by the Excelentísima Diputación de Seville after having won the relevant competition. His compositions include 29 pieces for violin and piano, a concerto for violin and orchestra which is only the second Spanish Romantic concerto for violin as well as works for orchestra, choir, chamber music or solo piano adding up to a total of 89 works.

Palatín’s compositional style, despite its own character was influenced by other works and composers and therefore we find a certain eclecticism in his work. What is a constant in the Romantic style is his use of free form that allows expression to be unleashed without being subject to the musical form.

Andaluza (1917). With an Andalusian dance character, this piece shows Palatín´s taste for folkloric-inspired music. Floresta (1915). This lyrical work evokes extra-musical poetic elements in the style of Robert Schumann. Carmen´s Fantasy (1882). This fantasy includes themes of the famous Bizet opera like the famous habanera. Elegía (1876). Dedicated to the widowed Duchess of Medinaceli. Avispas (Wasps), (1878/9). Probably inspired by Francoise Schubert’s bee. Mazurka sentimental (1916). A piece of central European inspiration and great lyricism. Impromptu (Babiole), (1880). Bagatelle with a jocular and cheerful character. Fantasía Española (1880). This piece links and develops in an elegant and virtuous way popular Spanish themes among which we can find El Vito or an Aragonese Jota, echoing popular songs. Meditación. A piece with a calm and evocative character where the violin sings with total prominence. Cuento alegre, 1916 y Cuento triste, 1921. These two pieces are of Central European flavor and to which Palatín tries to give a certain literary entity. Bluette. Gavotta that allows Palatín to express his compositional grace and elegance. La Maja coqueta (1917). This piece has a traditional and zarzuelan-like spirit where the violin shines with elegance.

There is no doubt that these pieces for violin are written with the intention to display the instrument either for its lyricism or to show its acrobatic possibilities. But this does not affect the musical beauty of his compositions because when he makes the violin sing he writes melodies of precious and original workmanship. In the same manner, the virtuosic pieces are not exempt from artistic interest.

Tracklist:
01. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Adiós al Alcázar (06:47)
02. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Fantasía española (10:04)
03. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Elegie for Violin & Piano (05:03)
04. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Impromptu for Violin & Piano (02:10)
05. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Mazurka sentimentale (03:40)
06. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Fantasía de Carmen (11:38)
07. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Cuento triste (04:00)
08. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Andaluza (04:23)
09. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Floresta (04:18)
10. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Les guêpes (03:13)
11. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Meditación (03:44)
12. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Bluette (04:17)
13. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: Cuento alegre (02:03)
14. Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, Julio Moguer – Palatín: La Maja coqueta (02:45)

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