Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

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Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572372
(8.572372)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th April 2011

Barcode:

0747313237272

Length:

68 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Ginastera:

Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50

Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36


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Alberto Ginastera was one of the most admired and respected musical voices of the twentieth century, who successfully fused the strong traditional influences of his national heritage with experimental, contemporary, and classical techniques.

The two Cello Concertos are among his most innovative, brilliant and technically formidable compositions. The First Concerto, the definitive version of which was premièred by Ginastera’s second wife Aurora Nátola in 1978, is notable for the provocative singing lines, Latin dance rhythms and virtuosity of its solo part, and the intense colours and abundant percussion of the orchestral accompaniment.

The Second Concerto, composed as a 10th wedding anniversary tribute ‘To my dear Aurora’, makes more prominent use of Argentine folk elements. It includes a brilliant depiction of the rising sun, percussion instruments portraying sounds of the jungle, and a celebratory rustic finale.

“The Argentinian Alberto Ginastera proves to be the winning ticket for cellist Mark Kosower… These electric and lyrical performances revel in the music's percussive rhythms as well as its reflective and mysterious melodic invention.” The Strad

Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50

I. Metamorfosi di un tema

II. Scherzo sfuggevole

III. Nottilucente

IV. Cadenza e finale rustico

Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36 (1978 version)

I. Adagio molto appassionato

II. Presto sfumato

III. Assai mosso ed esaltato - Largo amoroso

london24.com

17th June 2011

“The first concerto, the definitive version of which was premièred by Ginastera’s second wife Aurora Nátola in 1978, is a delight here, with its Latin dance rhythms immensely winning.”

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