JOAN MANÉN (1883-1971): Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1 - Danzas ibéricas No. 2, Op. A-25 and No. 3, Op. A-36 "Calatayud", Balada, Op. A-20, Petite suite espagnole, Op. A-3, Chanson, Op. A-8/1, Étude, Op. A-8/2, Romanza amorosa, Op. A-48, 5 Spanish melodies.
Catalogue Number: 12P051
Label: La Ma de Guido
Reference: LMG 2120
Description: This promised series should help rehabilitate a quite neglected Catalonian violinist-composer whose fame as a soloist was pan-European. Living in Berlin for some years at the end of the 19th and beginnings of the 20th century broadened the influences on a mostly self-taught composer too. The two largest-scale works here, Balada and Romanza amorosa, are more German in feel than Iberian. For the latter, Manén does equally well in the two Danzas ibéricas and the youthful (1899) Petite suite. The Melodies are harmonizations of authentic flamenco numbers (four