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Lucas Somoza, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena - Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Volume 1 (2016)

11-02-2016, 11:55
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Volume 1
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Chandos
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 66:10
Total Size: 256 MB

Lucas Somoza, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena - Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Volume 1 (2016)

Product Description
Impressive in our ongoing, very successful Spanish music series, the BBC Philharmonic and its chief conductor, Juanjo Mena, also explores the works of the Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera in three orchestral volumes. Not only acknowledged as a leading South-American composer of his day, Ginastera is also seen as one of the heroes of Latin-American music in general, whose enduring source of inspiration was Argentina itself: its pre- Columbian legacy on the one hand and the vast landscapes of the pampas on the other. Indeed, if Ollantay is inspired by the former, and more especially by a dramatic poem of Inca origin, Ginastera turned to the latter for the setting of his second ballet, Estancia, based on the life of the gauchos who work in those wide open spaces. The essential genre of music in this piece is the malambo, an exclusively masculine, competitive traditional dance, far from the seductive tangos of Ginastera's now more famous compatriot and pupil Astor Piazzolla. While the landscape is the same in Pampeana No. 3, the music is more abstract and contrasted, marking the transition from what the composer called a compositional period of 'objective nationalism' to a 'subjective one'.

The centenary of the birth of Alberto Ginastera, who died in 1983, has prompted a three-volume survey of his orchestral music from Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic. They begin with Pampeana No 3, one of many works inspired by the wide-open pampas of the Argentine composer's homeland, and continue with Ollantay , based on an Inca legend. Both works have atmospheric, slow, scene-setting movements leading to driven, pounding ones with a cinematic sound; South American dance patterns collide with heady, forceful, expressionist orchestral sounds. The main work is the ballet Estancia, which is less than an ocean away from Falla's Three-Cornered Hat, but with a harder edge. The foot-stomping rhythms of gaucho folk dance abound in this tale of a city boy making good in the country, with intermittent narration and singing from baritone Lucas Somoza Osterc. Under Mena, the BBC Phil makes the final dance a proudly jubilant shindig. --Guardian,21/1/16

This is the most sumptuous sounding version to date. --Gramophone, Feb'16

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Sideman   User offline   11 February 2016 13:32

Dead links... :(

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eusebiooo   User offline   11 February 2016 15:37

Turbobit is working on my side.
Seems to be a wonderful project. Thank you for giving us this pleasure. I'll maybe buy the whole project if this volume suits to me (as often with Chandos recordings) :)
Too bad this recording isn't available as SACD :/

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Arcanus   User offline   11 February 2016 18:21

Remerciements pour ce disque d'un des grands compositeurs Argentin, qui a été obligé de s'exiler de sa patrie pour des raisons politiques...

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platico   User offline   11 February 2016 22:35

Gracias por compartir...

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