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Ricard Lamote de GRIGNON (1899-1962)
Goya – Sis peces desagradables per a 10 solistes (Six unpleasant pieces for 10 soloists): Mala noche (A bad night); ˇQue viene el coco! (Here comes the bogey-man!); El de la rollona (Nanny’s boy); Bellos consejos (Wonderful advice); Se repulen (They spruce themselves up); Las rinde el sueňo (Sleep overcomes them)
Melodia for double bass and piano
Impromptu for violoncello and piano
Bagatel les de final de segle for violin and piano – Elegia, Cançó, Serenata
Tocata for flute
Barcino Ensemble, director Adolf Pla
Recorded 15th-16th July 2000 at l’auditori Eduard Toldrá del Conservatori Superior de Musica de Barcelona
LA MA DE GUIDO LMG2040 [42:15] UK Re-release

Ricard Lamote de Grignon y Ribas, to give him his full name, was a Catalan musician who lived through the most difficult period of recent Spanish history, namely the fascist rule of Franco. His father, Joan, in whose footsteps Ricard followed, is in fact the more famous musician of the two.

Like many artists, Ricard suffered terribly at the hands of Franco – living and working in Barcelona, he had been ‘purged’, imprisoned and his life threatened by the regime. The main work on this CD, Goya, is