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Salón Mexicano - Piano works by Ricardo Castro; Felipe Villanueva; Manuel M. Ponce; José Rolon / Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

> Vals Capricho, Op. 1 - Vals Capricho, Op. 1
> Sueno Dorado: Mazurka - Sueno Dorado: Mazurka
> Vals carresante - Vals carresante
> 20 Mazurcas - 20 Mazurcas: No. 8 in C sharp minor
> Causerie - Vals lento
> Tercera Mazurka, Op. 27 - Tercera Mazurka, Op. 27
> Marchita el Alma … - Marchita el Alma …
> Ebelia - Ebelia: Mazurka de Salon
> Vals amoroso, Op. 31, No. 11 - Vals amoroso, Op. 31, No. 11
> Mazurca melancolica - Mazurca melancolica
> Barcarola in Op. 30, No. 2 - Barcarola in Op. 30, No. 2
> Vals, "Amor" - Vals, "Amor"
> Todo paso … - Todo paso …
> Vals sentimental in Op. 30, No. 1 - Vals sentimental in Op. 30, No. 1
> Vals bluette - Vals bluette
> Mazurca de Salon - Mazurca de Salon
> Vals melancolico, Op. 36, No. 2 - Vals melancolico, Op. 36, No. 2
> Vals Poetico - Vals poetico: Vals de salon
> 3 Canciones populares mexicanas - 3 Canciones populares mexicanas: No. 2. Por ti mi Corazon
> Valse Caprice on a theme by J. Rosas - Valse Caprice on a theme by J. Rosas

Album Summary

>Castro, Ricardo : Vals Capricho, for piano (or piano & orchestra), Op. 1
>Villanueva, Felipe : Sueno Dorado
>Castro, Francisco Jose de : Vals Caressante for piano
>Ponce, Manuel : Mazurka for piano no 8 in C sharp minor
>Villanueva, Felipe : Causerie
>Villanueva, Felipe : Tercera Mazurka, Op. 27, for piano
>Ponce, Manuel : Marchita el Alma for guitar
>Villanueva, Felipe : Ebelia
>Castro, Ricardo : Vals amoroso, for piano, Op. 31/11
>Castro, Ricardo : Mazurka, for piano, Op.posth.46
>Castro, Ricardo : Barcarola no 2 for piano, Op. 30
>Villanueva, Felipe : Amor
>Ponce, Manuel : Todo paso, for piano
>Castro, Ricardo : Vals sentimental, for piano, Op. 30/1
>Castro, Ricardo : Vals Bluette, for piano
>Ponce, Manuel : Mazurca de Salon, for piano
>Castro, Ricardo : Vals melancolico, for piano, Op. 36/2
>Villanueva, Felipe : Vals Pootico
>Ponce, Manuel : Canciones Mexicanas
>Rolon, Jose : Valse Capricce (Sobre la Olas), for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone
The music abounds in catchy tunes, surface charm and effective keyboard writing that is both lyrically simple and glitteringly virtuoso.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Cedille's warm recording contributes to the welcoming ambiance. Jorge Federico Osorio plays these delectable miniatures with aggressive rubato, sensual tone, and hammy virtuosity in the bravura sections. He sounds as if he is enjoying himself, and so will you.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-).



Reviews

Charming music from the Salon
"Salon music" can range from inoffensive background music to more substantial pieces with real rhythmic and melodic appeal. Occasionally music written for the salon transcends its origins, as happens with Schubert and Chopin, and in the 20th century with a number of composers from Iberia and Latin America.

A simple dance tune needs a bit of spice or salsa to liven things up, some rhythmic vitality to make things interesting. That's why I enjoy the simple but attractive salon pieces by Villa-Lobos, Granados and Falla; and by the four Mexican composers included on this new disc by Jorge Federico Osorio.

None of the pieces on this well-filled disc of music by Ricardo Castro, Felipe Villanueva, Manuel Ponce and Jose Rolon are timeless masterpieces. But nearly all of them are appealing, with some memorable tunes and catchy rhythms. A few of the best pieces, Castro's Vals amorosos and Ponce's mazurkas among them, are special. These are works I'll probably keep on my iPhone and listen to quite regularly.

The key to appealing salon pieces is that elusive concept "charm". You know something is charming when you hear it, and the charm often comes as much from the performer as from the composer. Osorio has the right, light, touch here. He doesn't make too much of these dances, but he brings a solemn grace to many of the more melancholy dances. His virtuosity is occasionally on display, but he's not afraid to let some of the stronger pieces speak with their own dignified simplicity. The production is first rate, with a warm and lifelife piano sound.
Submitted on 09/20/12 by Dean Frey 
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Works Details

>Castro, Ricardo : Vals Capricho, for piano (or piano & orchestra), Op. 1
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Villanueva, Felipe : Sueño Dorado :: Mazurka, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Francisco José de Castro : Vals Caressante for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Ponce, Manuel : Mazurka for piano no 8 in C sharp minor
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Villanueva, Felipe : Causerie :: Vals lento, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Villanueva, Felipe : Tercera Mazurka, Op. 27, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Ponce, Manuel : Marchita el Alma for guitar
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Villanueva, Felipe : Ebelia :: Mazurka de Salón, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Castro, Ricardo : Vals amoroso, for piano, Op. 31/11
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Castro, Ricardo : Mazurka, for piano, Op.posth.46
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Castro, Ricardo : Barcarola no 2 for piano, Op. 30
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Villanueva, Felipe : Amor :: Vals de Salón, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Ponce, Manuel : Todo pasó, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Castro, Ricardo : Vals sentimental, for piano, Op. 30/1
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Castro, Ricardo : Vals Bluette, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890s

>Ponce, Manuel : Mazurca de Salón, for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Castro, Ricardo : Vals melancólico, for piano, Op. 36/2
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Villanueva, Felipe : Vals Poótico :: Vals de Salón, piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Ponce, Manuel : Canciones Mexicanas :: Por ti mi Corazón
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1925-1926

>Rolon, Jose : Valse Capricce (Sobre la Olas), for piano
  • Performer: Jorge Osorio (Piano)
  • Notes: Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at 98.7 WFMT (2012-02-08_2012-02-09&2012-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz