Ginastera - Estancia, Variaciones concertantes, Harp Concerto | Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold HMG501808

Ginastera - Estancia, Variaciones concertantes, Harp Concerto

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Label: Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold

Cat No: HMG501808

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 15th June 2015

Contents

Artists

Magdalena Barrera (harp)
Orquestra Ciudad de Granada

Conductor

Josep Pons

Works

Ginastera, Alberto

Estancia: Suite, op.8a
Harp Concerto, op.25
Variaciones Concertantes, op.23

Artists

Magdalena Barrera (harp)
Orquestra Ciudad de Granada

Conductor

Josep Pons

About

Alberto Ginastera, 'the great hope of Argentine music' (Aaron Copland), wrote in every genre. 'Estancia' uses the elements of his national folklore (melody, rhythms, tonality) to depict rural life in Argentina, work on the land and the life of gauchos. The more abstract 'Variaciones concertantes' offer a synthesis of art and folk music.

What makes this spectacularly engineered Harmonia Mundi disc especially attractive is the inclusion of the Variaciones concertantes, arguably the masterpiece of Ginastera’s nationalist period. Pons chooses some extreme speeds, often pushing his first-desk players to great feats of virtuosity, yet there is plenty of character, too.” - Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone, April 2004

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