From SORO, E.: Sinfonía romántica / Danza fantástica / 3 Aires chilenos / Andante appassionato (2017)
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Soro: Sinfonía romántica – II. Adagio
Enrique Soro rose to great esteem not only as Chile’s leading composer but as a distinguished pianist, conductor and teacher. The Sinfonía romántica was the first symphony to be composed in Chile and remains the most important example of the genre in the country’s musical history. Soro’s melodic distinction, mastery of orchestration and his sense of form are equally distinguished. The Tres aires chilenos espouse a kind of nationalism, fusing Chilean folk music, specifically the tonada, with the European classical tradition. The rousing Danza fantástica is a perfect concert opener.