|Audio Selection||Artist & Label||Notes|
Sonata for cello and piano,|
opus 19, first movement
Leopold Piano Quartet
Jordi Masó, Piano
Kate Gould, Cello
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.
last two minutes
Ernest Martinez, Conductor
David Albet, Flute
Josep Fuster, Clarinet
David Ballesteros, Violin
Sylvie Reverdy, Cello
Lluís Avendaño, Piano
Ramon Alsina &
Ferran Armengol, Perc.
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,|
Portland State University Chamber Choir
Bruce Browne, Conductor
Carol Rich, Piano
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.
Symphonic Movement #7
first two minutes
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Jacob Avshalomov, Conductor
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.