Baroque - Gabriela Montero
Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.
“a ferocious young talent” BBC Music Magazine
“In Baroque, a collection of improvisations on Baroque themes, Gabriela Montero combines musicality and technical skill with soul...Her powers of invention are truly remarkable, especially when you consider that all these tracks were improvised on the spot and recorded live...It is music to let your hair down to, without discarding your brain along the way.” Charlotte Gardner, bbc.co.uk, 4th April 2004
BBC Music Magazine
Instrumental Choice - March 2008
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