Eduardo Toldra (1895-1962) was a Catalan virtuoso violinist, conductor, and composer, whose students included Ros-Marbà and Montsalvatge. His compositional work consists largely of songs, folk dances, operas, and orchestral pieces; rather traditional in style, it was initially dismissed as old-fashioned compared to many of his contemporaries. Today however, a revival in interest in Catalan folk music and its influences mean he is growing in popularity.
Coleccion De Canciones: Volume 1 gathers together some of his best-loved songs for Voice and Piano, showcasing his simple, warm, lyrical style. From the early Abril (1920) to Aquarel-la Del Montseny (1960), this collection spans most of his career, and forms a valuable addition to any vocalist’s repertoire.