Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002) was a consummate Spanish composer who explored many 20th century styles including Impressionism, Serialism, Modernism, and Wagnerism, while maintaining a distinctive Catalan character. He first came to prominence in 1940, after the Spanish Civil War, and is seen to represent the “lost generation” which was active in the second half of the 1900’s. He helped to advance Spanish music from the Nationalistic style that dominated before the war, and began to introduce West Indian influences into European music.
Self-Parafrasis for Clarinet and Piano was written around 1968, when Montsalvatge was just coming into the height of his compositional prowess. It is presented here in a high-quality glossy cover, and would make the perfect gift for any clarinettist.