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GINASTERA, A.: Panambi / Estancia (Complete Ballets)

Composer(s):Ginastera, Alberto
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue 8.557582
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Much admired by Aaron Copland, the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) is widely regarded as one of the most important and original South American composers of the 20th century. The two ballets featured on this recording belong to Ginastera’s early period when he was eager to promote an authentically national voice in his work through the use of Argentine folk and popular elements. The exotically scored Panambí is based on a romantic and supernatural legend of love and magic from the Guaraní Indians, a tribe from the headwaters of the Rio Paraná in northern Argentina. Estancia (a farm or cattle ranch) is a powerful and passionate evocation of the vast and enigmatic Argentine pampas and the spirit of “the unlucky gaucho, who has no one to call to, with no more....

   




Review By Giv Cornfield, Ph.D.,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,January 2007

Concertgoers and record collectors are familiar with excerpts from these two ballets, but this recording brings us the complete scores, including the narration in Estancia. The Uruguayan-born maestra with an Israeli name is a commanding presence in these exotically-scored works from Ginastera's early period. With her Latin-American background, she has a firm grip on the idiom, and the performances and recordings are top-notch. Bravo!








 

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