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Voice of the People

Album Summary

>Frank, Gabriela Lena : Suenos de Chambi
>Frank, Gabriela Lena : Cuatro Canciones Andinas, for soprano & piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
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Notes & Reviews:

The selections on this disc are musical embodiments of one of mankind's most compelling life searches: the quest for a just society. Shostakovich represents the Stalin era while Gabrila Lena Frank celebrates, but also mourns, the uneasy coexistence between indigenous Peruvian culture and the invading and ultimately ruling European Spanish culture.

"Gabriela Lena Frank based her Suenos de Chambi with the subtitle 'Snapshots for an American Album', on a set of photographs taken by the great Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi. The music feels like a cross between Indigenous Andean music and European 20th century music...that eerily captures the other worldly quality of Chambi's photographs...It is imagination-stimulating music that is neither tonal nor atonal, somewhat modal, often lyrical, and often rhythmic...Susanna-Eyton Jones and Pianist Craig Ketter magnify Frank's obvious love for the Spanish language and for the wonderful poetry"-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Welin Hall, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.


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Works Details

>Frank, Gabriela Lena : Sueños de Chambi :: Shapshots for an Andean Album, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Shem Guibbory (Violin); Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Frank, Gabriela Lena : Cuatro Canciones Andinas, for soprano & piano
  • Performers: Susanna Eyton-Jones; Craig Ketter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
  • Performers: Shem Guibbory (Violin); Elizaveta Kopelman (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1968.
  • Running Time: 34 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968