At first glance it may seem that Schubert´s romantic lieder and the music of Montsalvatge and García Abril don´t have much in common. But when analysed from a certain perspective they are indeed more related than one would expect, as they all adopt the two themes that are the backbone of this album´s repertoire. The sea and childhood resort to shared spaces within our collective imagination, evoking aspects that lead us to a world of dreams, simplicity and light, which is full of a special melancholy.
The works included here therefore unite two worlds that initially are very different and far apart: music from the romantic period and 20th Century Spanish music. However, as we have pointed out here, both Montsalvatge and García Abril are not as alien to the romantic evocations of Schubert as one might expect, but share with him, to a large extent, a common set of idealized images.