JOSÉ VIANNA DA MOTTA (1868-1948): Piano Sonata in D, Barcarolas No. 1, Op. 1 and No. 2, Op. 17, Fantasiestück, Op. 2, Rhapsodia portuguesa No. 4 “Oração da tarde”, Serenata, Op. 8, Ballada, Op. 16, Méditation*. * - First Recording.
Catalogue Number: 08U030
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0481
Description: da Motta’s influences came primarily from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Brahms. To this mix he added elements from Portuguese folk music to constitute a major step in the development of a national style. His last piano piece, a five-minute Méditation of 1931, recorded here for the first time, is in the visionary soundworld of late Liszt and Scriabin. Luis Pipa (piano).