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DONOSTIA: Basque Preludes / Nostalgia

Composer(s):Donostia, Jose Antonio
Artist(s) Maso, Jordi, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557228
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By onathan Woolf,Naxos,

A few words about Donostia, about whom I was completely ignorant. He was born José Gonzalo de Zulaica y Arregui in San Sebastian in 1886. After being ordained he took the Basque name for his place of birth, Donostia, and spent much time researching Basque music and Gregorian Chant. His first early intensive period of composition was in the decade from 1910-20 after which he went to Paris to study, met Ravel, and wrote an increasing number of works in more confident, public mediums – stage works and orchestral pieces, many reflective of his absorption in Basque music. Exiled by the Spanish Civil War, he moved to France and concentrated on sacred music; Passion Poem and the Requiem being the two most significant. He returned to Spain at the end of the war and lived on until 1956.


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