RODOLFO HALFFTER (1900-1987): Chamber Music, Vol. 1 - ... Huésped de las nieblas ... (Rimas sin palabras) for Flute and Piano, Op. 44, Piano Sonatas No. 1, Op. 16, No. 2, Op. 20 and No. 3, Op. 30, Pastorale for Violin and Piano, Op. 18, Égloga for Oboe and Piano, Op. 45.
Catalogue Number: 03M067
Description: In all of these works but the third sonata of 1967, Halffter mingles Spanish elements (a feel more than any actual use of folk-like motifs) with neo-classicism, polytonality and some atonality which combine to give the impression of a distorted nationalism. The Third sonata, though, is dodecaphonic with some aleatoric sections in its third movement which, presumably, will only appeal to collectors of modernism. Soloists of the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid.