Violin Concerto No. 1, “Concierto español”, Op. A-7
I. Allegretto ben moderato
From LALO, É.: Symphonie espagnole / MANÉN, J.: Violin Concerto No. 1 (2016)
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Manen: Violin Concerto No. 1, “Concierto español”, Op. A-7 – I. Allegretto ben moderato
Joan Manén, in his day almost as famous as his fellow Catalan Pau Casals, was an admired virtuoso violinist and a prominent composer. His Concierto español, the first of three violin concertos, is suffused with technical demands, lyric warmth, and rhapsodic nostalgia.