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Conrado Del Campo (1878-1953)
« on: March 09, 2008, 07:52:04 PM »

Conrado Del Campo (1878-1953)
was almost alone among Spanish composers of his time in taking his musical inspiration from Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, and Franz Liszt instead of the French impressionists.
La Divina Comedia,' of Conrado del Campo, approximates itself to Strauss's symphonic poems on account of its strength of construction.

http://www.amazon.com/Del-Campo-Divina-Comedia-Orchestral/dp/B00005QITG

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Re: Conrado Del Campo (1878-1953)
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 05:42:29 PM »
I bought the linked CD sometime ago after reading a review somewhere(can't remember where).

The trouble with having too many CDs and too little time to listen to them is that I frequently forget the quality of a particular set of pieces!

I shall listen to the CD again and post my impressions.

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Re: Conrado Del Campo (1878-1953)
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 09:28:42 PM »
Good, wait for your comments.
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Re: Conrado Del Campo (1878-1953)
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 09:54:06 AM »
Good, wait for your comments.
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Sorry, only finally got round to listening to this CD again!

As you say, the first impressions are of music very much influenced by Wagner, Liszt, Strauss and the other great late Romantic composers. I understand that del Campo actually went to Bayreuth to study Wagner's music-which I cannot imagine was often played in Spain at that time.

Listening to 'La Divina Comedia' I am trying to imagine where I would place del Campo's music if I did not actually know that he was Spanish. I suppose that if I was guessing I might try d'Indy or one of the other French composers of that school. del Campo could certainly write for the orchestra-lush, voluptuous music sometimes reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, sometimes of Debussy as well. Not great music but very attractive nevertheless.

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Re: Conrado Del Campo (1878-1953)
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 09:48:57 PM »
Thanks for the impressions.
I have not gotten the CD yet. Here in the 3rd world is difficult to find this kind of records.
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