Roman, Dan / Musica De Palladium
Album:Musica De Palladium Collection:General
Artist:Roman, Dan Added:Apr 2015
Label:Innova Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-05-08 Pull Date:2015-07-10 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Jun 21Jun 7May 24May 17

Recent Airplay
1.May 08, 2021:Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
La Machina Line: La Michina Line
4.Jun 03, 2015:minimum entropy
2.Apr 10, 2021:Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Musica De Palladium: Sentimental
5.May 23, 2015:Music Casserole
Musica De Palladium: Sentimental
3.Jun 20, 2015:Music Casserole
La Machina Line: La Michina Line
6.May 13, 2015:Moonlight Impressions
Musica De Palladium: Sensacional, Musica De Palladium: Sentimental, Musica De Palladium: Candela, Musica De Palladium: Preludio

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-04-24 
Puerto Rican composer, Dan Roman, presents several short chamber-music suites plus one longer piece. The variety of styles and instrumentation makes for a pleasing and interesting listen. While minimal, the music is quite listenable with mainly tonal, lyric melodies. Can be played as suites or as individual tracks.

All instrumental. No FCC issues

* “Musica de Palladium”, a suite for violin, viola, cello, and piano
1 Slow. Short prelude. Piano arpeggios & gentle bowed strings. (1.22)
2 ** Mid-fast. Urgent bowed strings; loud expressive piano. Exhilarating. (3:25)
3 ** Slow. Lovely, warm, legato strings. Music-box piano. (4:14)
4 Fast. Complex, syncopated, anxious. (4:36)

** “La Machina Line”, a suite for alto saxophone and viola
5 ** Mid-fast. Bouncy, exuberant counterpoint. (4:12)
6 * Slow. Pastoral tone poem. Sax has beautiful bassoon-like tone. (4:22)
7 ** Mid-tempo. Playful, impish melody on sax, mimicked by viola. (3:54)

“Retrospectos”, a suite for cello and piano
8 Fast, light-fingered piano accompaniment. Deep angry theme on cello. (2:14)
9 Very slow. Thoughtful, searching cello. Minimal accompaniment on piano. (3:51)
10 ** Fast. Alternating pizzicato/arco cello. Some jazzy passages. (3:16)
11 Very slow. Quiet, eerie start. Merest hint of piano. Second half quite melodic. (4:49)
12 Fast. Piano & cello chase each other around. (3:56)

“Fabulas”, a suite for violin and piano
13 Very fast. Little repeated figure on violin. Piano pounds fff and strums inside. (3:00)
14 Very slow. Passionate violin with miles of vibrato. Piano like dripping water. (5:00)
15 Very fast. Much like #13, but with added pizzicato sections. (3:40)

“Passing Puntos”, a longer work for violin, cello, and piano
16 Fast; slow; fast. Violin & piano locked in a duel. Steady cello. Dramatic. (10:00)

Track Listing
1.Musica De Palladium: Preludio 9.Retrospectos: Retrospecto A Tavarez
2.Musica De Palladium: Candela 10.Retrospectos: Retrospecto A Morel
3.Musica De Palladium: Sentimental 11.Retrospectos: Retrospecto A Quinton
4.Musica De Palladium: Sensacional 12.Retrospectos: Retrospecto A Mislan
5.La Machina Line: La Michina Line 13.Fabulas: La Capilla Del Cristo
6.La Machina Line: Cielo-Line 14.Fabulas: La Garita Del Diablo
7.La Machina Line: La Park Line 15.Fabulas: Santa Maria, Libranos De Todo Mal
8.Retrospectos: Introduccion Al Paseo 16.Passing Puntos