This Week's
   Complimentary Track

   Search Options


Get Download Manager Now
Feedback
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
 

Classiscsonline Home » Composers » R » Ruera, Josep Maria



 Update me on new releases by Ruera

Josep Maria Ruera (01/01/1900 - 01/01/1988)

Between 1927 and 1930 Josep María Ruera (1900–88) wrote his concert sardana, Tocs de festa (Festival Fanfares). A pupil of Enric Morera and Joan Lamote de Grignon, Ruera had a special talent for writing sardanas of a complexity and ambition unusual for the genre. He was also a notable composer in other areas, and his 3 Moviments simfónics (3 Symphonic movements) were premièred at the previously mentioned ISCM Festival in Barcelona in 1936. However, Ruera’s career, like that of so many other Catalan composers, was cut short by the Civil War and its tragic consequences. He lost his wife in the bombing of Granollers in 1938 and after the war his creative activity was severely limited by the financial hardship in which he found himself. Tocs de festa, conceived as a tribute to Stravinsky, is an excellent example of the “exultant force of his music” (in the apt words of pianist Josep María Roger, who gave the première of this luminous piece).





Discography




Easter Music Sale



 

Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.
Classicsonline.com – Your Classical Music Download Source
8:45:56 PM Saturday, April 19, 2014  -207-