Bacarisse: Concertos Trío Arbós, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga & José Luis Estellés
- Salvador Bacarisse (1898-1963): Piano Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Op. 88:
- 1I. Allegro con brio08:28
- 2II. Adagio molto04:18
- 3III. Allegro scherzando05:36
- Capriccio concertante for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 70:
- 4I. Allegro vivo08:20
- 5II. Andante molto maestoso05:33
- 6III. Allegro giusto08:39
- Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 22:
- 7I. Allegro appassionato e molto mosso16:11
- 8II. Molto adagio05:41
- 9III. Allegro molto vivace06:43
Info for Bacarisse: Concertos
When the Civil War begins, Bacarisse follows the Republican government to Valencia and, shortly before the definitive triumph of the Francoist troops, crosses the Pyrenees on foot with his family. Finally settled in Paris, Bacarisse writes three-quarters of his production there in virtually every genre until his death in 1963, whilst working as an editor on Radio Paris (Radio France broadcasts in Spanish). As an emblematic work of these years, his Concertino for guitar (1952), op. 72a, may be recalled. With its tonal language, relatively conventional form, and adherence to musical twists traditionally associated with Spanish musical nationalism, it would probably never incite the scandals caused by Bacarisse’s earlier works.
Without wishing to deny that Bacarisse´s renegade impulse could have been reduced by the transfer to a musical environment that was not his own and in which his artistic and political positions would cause less scandal and interest than in the Madrid of the 1920s and 30s, in this essay I seek, by examining the three works included on this CD, connections between the work of Bacarisse prior to and during the exile that nuance the trope of Bacarisse as frustrated composer.
Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano
Cecilia Bercovich, violin
José Miguel Gómez, cello
Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga
José Luis Estellés, conductor
José Luis Estellés
born in Valencia, can be counted one of the most outstanding soloists of his country performing today. He is acknowledged as a remarkably versatile musician, whose artistic activity embraces solo recital, chamber, concerto and orchestral playing, as well as conducting and the performance of contemporary music. He began his international performing career as a representative young soloist for his native country both in Venice’s Concerti per l’Europa (1989) and in Copenhagen’s 1992 North-South Concert of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Since then, he has appeared regularly in the most renowned venues. These include all major concert halls and international festivals in Spain, as well as in Japan, England, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United States and France, together with celebrated soloists, chamber groups, orchestras and conductors. RNE, TVE, France Musiques, RAI 2, Radio France, ARD, SWR and DR have broadcast some of his performances, and his recordings include works by Brahms and by Keuris, in association with the Orpheus Quartet, and by Guinjoan, Casablancas and Soler with Grupo Manon.
An active performer of contemporary music, Estellés has given premières of many pieces by composers including Luis de Pablo, José Manuel López, David del Puerto, Jesús Rueda, Alfredo Aracil, Joseph Dorfman, José García Román, Simon Holt, Mauricio Sotelo, Benet Casablancas, Francisco González Pastor, Anders Nordentoft, and José Luis Turina, among others. In 2000 he founded TAiMAgranada, an ensemble devoted to modern music, with which he regularly appears also as a conductor. He was also a founder member of Grupo Manon (1989-1998).
Having received his orchestral training as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, José Luis Estellés later performed as principal clarinettist in various leading Spanish orchestras as well as in England, Belgium and Germany. Since 1991 he has been principal clarinettist in the City of Granada Orchestra. He has given courses and master-classes in many countries and is currently Professor in at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco – Musikene, and clarinet and chamber music Guest Professor at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. He has been a member of the jury in international competitions, among others at the ARD Munich (2003), and has been recently appointed Artistic Director of Cameralia, International Chamber Music Festival in Santiago.