Nostalgias Argentinas - Piano music of Argentina: works by Pignoni, Salgan, Saenz, Buchardo, Gilardi et al. / Mirian Conti, piano

Audio Samples

>Pignoni, Remo : Por el Sur, huella for piano
>Pignoni, Remo : Como queriendo, for piano
>Balcarce, Emilio : La bordona
>Salgán, Horacio : A don Agustin Bardi
>Guastavino, Carlos : Cantos Populares (10), for piano
>Saenz, Pedro : Aquel Buenos Aires, for piano
>López-Buchardo, Carlos : Cancion del carretero, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>López-Buchardo, Carlos : Bailecito for piano
>Gilardi, Gilardo : Vidala (Vidalita), for guitar
>Gilardi, Gilardo : Cantares de mi cantar, for piano
>Broeders, Mario : Vals criolla for piano, no 3
>Broeders, Mario : Milonga pampeana, for piano
>Maderna, Osmar : Lluvia de estrellas, for piano
>Plaza, Julián : Nocturna, milonga for tango ensemble (or piano)

Album Summary

>Pignoni, Remo : Por el Sur, huella for piano
>Pignoni, Remo : Como queriendo, for piano
>Balcarce, Emilio : La bordona
>Salgán, Horacio : A don Agustin Bardi
>Guastavino, Carlos : Cantos Populares (10), for piano
>Saenz, Pedro : Aquel Buenos Aires, for piano
>López-Buchardo, Carlos : Cancion del carretero, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>López-Buchardo, Carlos : Bailecito for piano
>Gilardi, Gilardo : Vidala (Vidalita), for guitar
>Gilardi, Gilardo : Cantares de mi cantar, for piano
>Broeders, Mario : Vals criolla for piano, no 3
>Broeders, Mario : Milonga pampeana, for piano
>Maderna, Osmar : Lluvia de estrellas, for piano
>Plaza, Julián : Nocturna, milonga for tango ensemble (or piano)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The 1920s represented a time of new musical tendencies in Argentina, where the continuous search for a national voice encountered many styles of expression. Most of the pieces here are based on folk or popular dances, while nostalgic waves of Schubert, Prokofiev, Chopin, or Franck weave in and out. Released by Steinway & Sons in time for the summer 2012 season, Nostalgias Argentinas is an ideal accompaniment to a less formal time of the year and is guaranteed to please a broad audience. Mirian Conti is a specialist in the music of Spain and Latin America. This recording celebrates, in a personal way, the music of her native Argentina.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Conti has produced a rich sampling of piano miniatures from Argentina, taking the listener far beyond Astor Piazzolla. It's a wonderful follow-up to an earlier recording of piano music from Argentina, Looking South (Nov/Dec 2006, p 230). The sound is very good, and while her selections all display wonderfully varied and vivid piano writing, there is a lack of any truly memorable showstoppers. Some of the subtleties of style may also be lost if you are unfamiliar with Latin American music. But such an impeccable recording should be enchanting to Latin American music enthusiasts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012).



Reviews

A welcome program of romantic music from Argentina
I haven't heard much this year about the 2012 Centennial of Carlos Guastavino, who died in 2000. It's nice, then, to see his 10 Cantos Populares at the centre of this new disc of Piano Music of Argentina, from the Argentine-American pianist Mirian Conti.

Conti's 2010 Chopin Mazurkas recording, one of the first releases from the new Steinway & Sons label, was very well received. I know Conti best from her South American discs on Koch International & Troy, and it's nice to have her back with music from her homeland. That's especially the case because so many of the composers included on the disc will be new to most, because the pieces Conti has chosen are so full of character and so varied, and because they're all so beautifully played and recorded on an impressive Steinway piano.

Conti brings three generations of Argentine composers together with a nostalgia theme explained in a fascinating liner-notes essay. The music is informed by the dual folkloric traditions of Argentina, urban tangos and the dances of the gauchos, and coloured by the music of the French and Spanish modernists who had such an impact on South American composers from Villa-Lobos & Ginastera to Tom Jobim & Piazzolla. It's all very romantically sad, and often very simply beautiful. It's Guastavino's melodies, harmonies & subtle rhythms that stand out, but the whole package is charming, and definitely worth a listen!
Submitted on 07/20/12 by Dean Frey 
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Works Details

>Pignoni, Remo : Por el Sur, huella for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Pignoni, Remo : Como queriendo, for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Balcarce, Emilio : La bordona
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.

>Horacio Salgán (1916 - ) : A don Agustin Bardi
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Guastavino, Carlos : Cantos Populares (10), for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Saenz, Pedro : Aquel Buenos Aires, for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Carlos López-Buchardo (1881 - 1948) : Canción del carretero, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Carlos López-Buchardo (1881 - 1948) : Bailecito for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gilardi, Gilardo : Vidala (Vidalita), for guitar
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gilardi, Gilardo : Cantares de mi cantar, for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Broeders, Mario : Vals criolla for piano, no 3
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz

>Broeders, Mario : Milonga pampeana, for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2008

>Maderna, Osmar : Lluvia de estrellas, for piano
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Written: 1948

>Julián Plaza (1928 - 2003) : Nocturna, milonga for tango ensemble (or piano)
  • Performer: Mirian Conti (Piano)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern