Branco's Laudable But Overlooked Sonatas
A propósito deste novo disco com a gravação das sonatas para violino e piano de Luís de Freitas Branco, diz Bob McQuiston no sítio da NPR music:
Francophile romantics, and fans of violin sonatas, will discover a pleasant surprise in this new album of music by Luis de Freitas Branco, a Portuguese composer, teacher, musicologist and critic.(...)An intriguing bipolar theme that soars skywards, only to fall back to earth, dominates the final allegro [da Sonata Nº 2]. This is an inventive sonata form movement with a peremptory coda ending a work, which arguably ranks with the best chamber music of the period.
E o Allegro con fuoco da Sonata Nº 1: