Candida Thompson - The Argentinian Album (24/192 FLAC)
Candida Thompson – The Argentinian Album (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: Astor Piazzólla, Alberto Ginastera, Osvaldo Golijov
Performer: Candida Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Channel
Release: 2014
Size: 1.88 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Astor Piazzólla:
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
01. Summer ‘Verano Porteño’
02. Autumn ‘Otoño Porteño’
03. Winter ‘Invierno Porteño’
04. Spring ‘Primavera Porteña’

Alberto Ginastera:
Concerto for String Orchestra Op. 33
05. I Variazioni per i solisti
06. II Scherzo fantastico
07. III Adagio angoscioso
08. IV Finale Furioso

Osvaldo Golijov:
09. I Last Round, II Deaths of the Angel

I can’t imagine a more diverse palette of sounds, styles and colours than the three composers on this recording. They are unmistakably Argentinian yet tantalisingly different. Between them they represent the vibrant fusion of cultures that exist in Argentina today. In order to give full justice to their music, we researched their personal tastes, sources and sound worlds, looking for the influences that shaped them. Although one immediately feels that Ginastera’s unique masterpiece Concerto per corde is written in a language close to the European masterworks of the twentieth century such as Bartók’s Divertimento, or Berg’s Lyric Suite, it’s a very particular and original work. Ginastera changes between such imaginative quasi improvised solo sections and very precisely structured passages. While playing his Concerto one has a tremendous feeling of freedom within structure. Candida Thompson

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