February 23, 2011

Augustin Gonzalez Acilu - I've never heard of him either.

Back over to Madrid this week for a concert featuring the Chamber players of the RTVE Symphony in music of Bohuslav Martinu, Augustin Gonzalez Acilu and Max Reger. The group consists of Lavinia Olga Moraru, violin, Marina Moraru, violin, Sergio Saez, viola, Anton Gakkel, cello and Javier Martinez, clarinet. The concert was recorded live at Teatro Monumental de Madrid on February 5th of this year.

I admit I am completely unfamiliar with the music of Augustin Gonzalez Acilu - but I will also admit I was pleasantly surprised and it goes really nicely between the Martinu Trio #2 and the Reger Quintett.

As always, the concert is broken up into two parts - Part one (top player) has the Martinu and Acilu and Part two (bottom player) has the Reger.

Here are the notes:

Los conciertos de Radio Clásica Música de Cámara de la Orquesta y Coro de RTVE.
Transmisión directa desde el Teatro Monumental de Madrid.

Part 1:MARTINU: Trío de cuerda nº 2.
GONZÁLEZ ACILU:Cuarteto nº 1 “Sucesiones superpuestas”.
Part 2: REGER: Quinteto para clarinete y cuerda en La mayor, Op. 146.

M. Moraru (vl.), L. Olga Moraru (vl.), S. Sáez (vla.), A. Gakkel
(vc.), J. Martínez (cl.).

Announcements are in Spanish but are cut down due to time constraints.

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