Joaquim Homs is recognised as the leading pioneer of twelve-tone composition in Spain, but the products of his long life and career were always grounded in romantic expressiveness. On this album of his complete guitar works, French impressionism can be heard in the earliest, Suite d’Homenatges, and the influence of Bartók in Entre dues línies. His atonal works of the 1950s absorbed the spirit of Webern while still communicating Spanish poetic warmth, but his definitive style emerged after the tragically early death of his wife in 1967, with works such as the Soliloquies exploring introspection, concision and silence.
Piano Suite, "Entre dues línies" (version 2) (version for 2 guitars) 1. I. Allegretto 2. II. Andantino 3. III. Tempo di vals 4. IV. Larghetto 5. V. Andante 6. VI. Vivace 7. VII. Tempo di marcia
2 Soliloquies for guitar 8. Soliloqui I 9. Soliloqui II
10. Gèminis I 11. Soliloqui III for guitar
2 moviments (version for 2 guitars) 12. I. Moderato 13. II. Animato
Suite d'Homenatges 14. I. Homenatge a Debussy 15. II. Homenatge a Ravel 16. III. Homenatge a Pedrell 17. IV. Homenatge a Falla 18. Soliloqui IV for guitar 19. Impromptu for 2 guitars