Joly Braga Santos (1924–88) was one of the most important composers in twentieth- century Portugal. In his early works his fondness for modal harmony, absorbed from the Portuguese masters of the Renaissance, and his busy counterpoint combine to make him sound surprisingly close to such particularly English composers as Vaughan Williams and Moeran. Although his harmonic language became more astringent with time, it retained a burly sense of humour and a powerful charge of energy.
Luís Pacheco Cunha, violin
Maria José Laginha, violin
Isabel Pimentel, viola
Catherine Strynckx, cello
Leonor Braga Santos, viola (Tracks 8–10)
Irene Lima, cello (Tracks 8–10)
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 27 (1957)
String Sextet, Op. 65 (1986)
FIRST COMPLETE RECORDINGS
Catalogue No: TOCC0207EAN/UPC: 5060113442079Release Date: 01.12.2019Composer: Joly Braga Santos Artists: Irene Lima,
Leonor Braga Santos,
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