Saturday, 22 September 2012

22 & 23 September

The Galician Symphonist

Today's programme is repeated from 2011, and is devoted to life and orchestral music of Andres Gaos-Berea (B La Coruna 1874-D Mar Del Plata, 1959), a Galician violinist-composer, trained at Madrid, Paris and Brussels, who emigrated to Argentina after making a break and touring - with a theatrical circus for a time - in the Caribbean and South America.  The works include the Fantasy for Violin and Symphony No 2, "In The Galician Mountains".  His music is a real discovery, showing rare and fastidious skill and sensibility as well as lovely tunes!