Página Esquecida – Portuguese music for cello and piano

Bruno Borralhinho, cello
Luísa Tender, piano

Catalog number 21054

This recording is entirely dedicated to Portuguese music for solo cello and cello/piano duet. We aim to make this repertoire better known in Portugal and abroad, as it includes some of the most significant Portuguese works of the past and current centuries. By recording this music, we wish to counteract the tendency for Portuguese cello repertoire to be dismissed as a “forgotten page” (Página Esquecida), abroad and even in Portugal. As we continue to honor these and other composers in our live performances, so we also hope our project stimulates the interpretation of Portuguese music by even more musicians.
Bruno Borralhinho & Luísa Tender


“Cellist Bruno Borralhinho and pianist Luísa Tender give utterly persuasive and authoritative readings of uniformly valuable yet virtually unknown music.“
Michael Cameron in fanfare magazine

Program:


Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906-1994)
Três Canções Populares Portuguesas
Página Esquecida
Três Inflorescências


António Vitorino d'Almeida (1940)
Três Bagatelas

Armando José Fernandes
Sonata for violoncello und piano

Frederico de Freitas (1902-1980)
Nocturno

Joly Braga Santos (1924-1988)
Ária I & II

Luís de Freitas Branco (1890-1955)
Sonata for violoncello and piano

Jorge Peixinho (1940-1995)
Récit for violoncello solo

Luiz Costa (1879-1960)
Sonata for violoncello and Klavier, op. 11

Cláudio Carneyro (1895-1963)
Sonatina for violoncello and piano