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Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Estancia, Op. 8; Oilantay, Op. 17; Pampeana No. 3 / Lucas Somoza Osterc, speaker/baritone; BBC PO, Juanjo Mena

Album Summary

>Ginastera, Alberto : Pampeana no 3 for Orchestra, Op 24
>Ginastera, Alberto : Ollantay, 3 symphonic movements, for orchestra, Op. 17
>Ginastera, Alberto : Estancia, Op. 8
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Impressive in our ongoing, very successful Spanish music series, the BBC Philharmonic and its chief conductor, Juanjo Mena, also explores the works of the Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera in three orchestral volumes. Not only acknowledged as a leading South-American composer of his day, Ginastera is also seen as one of the heroes of Latin-American music in general, whose enduring source of inspiration was Argentina itself: its pre-Columbian legacy on the one hand and the vast landscapes of the pampas on the other.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2016
There is some fabulous solo playing here, not least from the BBC Philharmonic's principal flute... bring on Vol. 2!

The Guardian, 21st January 2016
Both works have atmospheric, slow, scene-setting movements leading to driven, pounding ones with a cinematic sound...Under Mena, the BBC Phil makes the final dance [of Estancia] a proudly jubilant shindig.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2016
The BBC Philharmonic is in cracking form at the moment... and in Juanjo Mena it has a chief conductor capable of leading it through the dance rhythms and moods of the Spanish-speaking world with gusto and understanding... altogether, this is a thoroughly enjoyable start to what should be a significant series.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MediaCityUK, Salford (01/14/2014); MediaCityUK, Salford (03/04/2015).



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Works Details

>Ginastera, Alberto : Pampeana no 3 for Orchestra, Op 24
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Ginastera, Alberto : Ollantay, 3 symphonic movements, for orchestra, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Running Time: 13 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Ginastera, Alberto : Estancia, Op. 8
  • Performer: Lucas Osterc
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941