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Audio Selection Artist & Label Notes
Sonata for cello and piano,
   opus 19, first movement
Leopold Piano Quartet
   Jordi Masó, Piano
   Kate Gould, Cello

PICAP Editions
Barcelona, Spain
1994
First composed in Barcelona in 1978, the piece was subsequently revised.

The first two themes are lyric and expressive with a contrasting central section which is marked and rhythmic. Containing a refreshing mixture of thematic material, the movement has a quick development.
Mixed Sextet,
   last two minutes
Barcelona 216
   Ernest Martinez, Conductor
   David Albet, Flute
   Josep Fuster, Clarinet
   David Ballesteros, Violin
   Sylvie Reverdy, Cello
   Lluís Avendaño, Piano
   Ramon Alsina &
   Ferran Armengol, Perc.

Hyades Arts
Madrid, Spain
1993
Unlike it's name implies, this piece begins with the instruments not being mixed, but rather pairing up to take separate lines. As the piece draws toward a climax, the instruments combine.

The piece was completed in Portland, Oregon in April, 1992.
The Four Seasons,
   fourth movement:
   "Christmas Song"
Portland State University Chamber Choir
   Bruce Browne, Conductor
   Carol Rich, Piano

TROY 243
Albany Records
Albany, NY
1997
This piece was commissioned by the Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Musica Catalana and its condictor Jordi Casas in 1993.

Like Vivaldi's work, each movement represents a season of the year. However unlike Vivaldi, Brotons' final winter movement is the most joyous one, as it paints a picture of Christmas cheer with courage, love and brightness.
Obstinancy,
   Symphonic Movement #7
   first two minutes
Portland Youth Philharmonic
   Jacob Avshalomov, Conductor

Oregon Composers
TROY 115
Albany Records
Albany, NY
1994
This orchestral work uses the twelve-tone scale to bring textures, contrasts, and colors to life to represent heroic acts of courage and tenacity.
Brotons wrote this symphonic work in 1991.

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