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Xavier de Maistre, Vienna RSO - Aranjuez, Concertos and Dances for Harp: Falla, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Granados, Ginastera (2010)

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Xavier de Maistre, Vienna RSO - Aranjuez, Concertos and Dances for Harp: Falla, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Granados, Ginastera (2010)

Xavier de Maistre (harp) - Aranjuez: Concertos and Dances for Harp (2010)
Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Alberto Ginastera
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bertrand de Billy

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Harp | Label: RCA Red Seal/Sony | # 88697644362 | 01:08:22

If Spanish and Latin American music is not only associated with the guitar - but also with the harp, this is due above all to the internationally acclaimed Basque harpist Nicanor Zabaleta (1907-1993). Aranjuez is Xavier de Maistre's homage to his great colleague, whom he was privileged to hear perform and to whom he owes the decisive impulse to embrace a career in music. Here the brilliant young harpist plays leading works by Spanish and Latin American composers that Zabaleta helped to promote in the form of harp transcriptions.

Elena Gragera, Elias Arizcuren, Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico - Pasión Argentina: Piazzolla, Ginastera, Guastavino (2007)

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Elena Gragera, Elias Arizcuren, Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico - Pasión Argentina: Piazzolla, Ginastera, Guastavino (2007)

Elena Gragera, Elias Arizcuren, Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico - Pasión Argentina: Piazzolla, Ginastera, Guastavino (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 63:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | CC 72170 | Recorded: 2006

Ginastera (Buenos Aires) was married to a cellist, his inspiration to write numerous works for cello. He is a true master in integrating the folk-music of his country into his works, that show a great variety: symphonic music, chamber-music, ballet, opera, songs, choirmusic. Pampeana no. 2 (1950), a rhapsody for cello, inspired by the Argentinean pampa is an exuberant piece, full of virtuosity. In this version for cello-octet two soloists engage in a lively discussion.

David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit: Ginastera, Sculthorpe, Winslow, Glass, Harrison, Poulenc, Rorem (2002)

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David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit: Ginastera, Sculthorpe, Winslow, Glass, Harrison, Poulenc, Rorem (2002)

David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit (2002)
Alberto Ginastera - Peter Sculthorpe - Richard Winslow
Philip Glass - Lou Harrison - Francis Poulenc - Ned Rorem

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary, Guitar | Label: Azica | # 71218 | Time: 01:05:57

David Leisner is on extraordinarily versatile musician with a multifaceted career as electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. Regarded as one of America’s leading classical guitarists, his superb musicianship and provocative programming have been applauded by critics and audiences around the world.

Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

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Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera - Harp Concertos (1994)
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; English Chamber Orchestra; Isaiah Jackson, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 178 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH | # 3-7261-2 | Time: 00:49:28

The connection between Wales and the harp is a long-standing one, and Mathias's part in it began 12 years before his Harp Concerto was written, with Improvisations for harp solo; even a Welshman has to learn how to cope with such an idiosyncratic instrument. He learned his lessons well—even using semitone pedal glissandos in the second movement, and he keeps the harp audible by alternating its solo passages with orchestral ones or, when the two are working together treating the orchestra with a light touch (the celesta is used as a particularly effective companion to the harp), at other times resorting to the more familiar across-the-strings sweep. Two movements have declared Welsh associations: the first juxtaposes but does not develop three themes the second is a 'bardic' elegy; the last is simply ''joyful and rhythmic''. The whole makes pleasing listening appealing to the emotions and imagination rather than the intellect.

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007) [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007) [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007)
Manuel de Falla - Enrique Granados - Carlos Guastavino - Alberto Ginastera
Xavier Montsalvatge - Carlos Lopez Buchardo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1975, 476 6149 | Time: 01:12:04

These soulful Spanish and Argentinean songs arranged by violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin are well suited to their expressive and expansive playing. Most of the songs, ranging from works by Granados, de Falla, and Montsalvatge to early Ginastera, are written in a late romantic to early modern idiom, and many incorporate a strong folk element. The selections include rowdy, rhythmically charged dance-like songs, tender lullabies, and many flavors of love songs, from the exultant to the despairing. In addition to the better-known composers, Argentineans Carlos Guastavino and Carlos López-Buchardo make extraordinarily fine contributions. The choices of repertoire are excellent; each one of these songs is a jewel, and the ordering of the selections artful, including the surprisingly effective repetition of two songs at different points in the program. The transcriptions are inventive and imaginative, with the vocal lines idiomatically adapted for the viola's expressive capabilities.

DSO Berlin, Arturo Tamayo - Alberto Ginastera: Concerto per corde; Estudios sinfonicos; Glosses; Iubilum (2016) [Re-Up]

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DSO Berlin, Arturo Tamayo - Alberto Ginastera: Concerto per corde; Estudios sinfonicos; Glosses; Iubilum (2016) [Re-Up]

Alberto Ginastera - Concerto; Estudios sinfónicos; Glosses; Iubilum (2016)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Arturo Tamayo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C5271 | Time: 01:17:22

After achieving independence from Spain, Argentina developed its own models for concert- and opera-going, even though these continued in many respects to reflect European traditions. Musical legends emerged during this time: Astor Piazzolla, the founder of the Tango Nuevo, Mauricio Kagel, Carlos Gardel and Alberto Ginastera, the man considered for decades to be the country's most significant composer of classical music. Three of the works recorded on this CD fall into Ginastera's final ‘Neo-Expressionist’ period: the Concerto per corde Op.33 (1965), cast in a classical, four-movement form; the Estudios sinfonicos Op.35 (1967), which represent Ginastera at his most adventurous with the avant-garde style; and the Glosses sobra temes de Pau Casals Op.48 (1976/77), in which Ginastera experiments by taking traditional themes by the great Spanish cellist Pablo Casals and holding them up to an avant-garde mirror.