Compositores catalanes. Generació noucentista
MARIA TERESA GARRIGOSA - SILVIA VIDAL
CLASSICAL / CONTEMPORARY
LA MÀ DE GUIDO (LMG2127 02)
“Were our soul to be revealed in music! ... What a moment it would be!” said Eugeni d’Ors, “Xènius”, referring to the première at the Teatre del Liceu of Empòrium, by Enric Morera. Under the term “noucentisme” (Catalan early-20th-century cultural movement), D’Ors marked that era with new aesthetics that opposed modernisme (end of 19th and early 20th-century Catalan cultural movement) by replacing Scandinavian romanticism with Greek classicism, and Germanic symbolism with Mediterranean harmony. Thus, the 1900-generation, which achieved its highest peak during the first decades of the 20th century, oriented its inspiration towards more balanced, more symmetrical and more rational forms. These new aesthetics were to impinge on every artistic expression of Catalan culture, including literature, painting, sculpture, architecture and even music. In the musical context of the first third of the 20th century appears the presence of women ?performers and composers? who took part in the musical life of that period. On this CD, Maria Teresa Garrigosa and Sílvia Vidal have wished to introduce them to the audience through their songs in the way of an anthology, not so much to establish a canon of style in composition, but to include them among the figures that belonged to noucentisme who were professional musicians.