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Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Harp Concerto; Papeana No. 1; Guitar Sonata; Danzas Argentinas / Gil Shaham, violin; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Orli Shaham, piano

Album Summary

>Ginastera, Alberto : Harp Concerto, Op. 25
>Ginastera, Alberto : Pampeana no 1, for violin & piano, Op. 16
>Ginastera, Alberto : Guitar Sonata, Op. 47
>Ginastera, Alberto : Danza de la moza donosa
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Throughout his career, Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera artfully incorporated the folk music and dance forms of his native land into increasingly modernist creations. From the populist to the avant-garde, Ginastera’s work was devised using an architectural approach that labeled each piece as uniquely his own. Marking the centennial anniversary of Ginastera’s birth, Ginastera: One Hundred pays tribute to the composer and serves as a musical thank-you from internationally celebrated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, whose career has been powerfully influenced by Ginastera. By her own estimation, Kondonassis has performed his Harp Concerto nearly 200 times—and each performance, she says, “brings new revelations amid its myriad twists and turns.” It is accompanied by Danzas Argentinas, with its themes evoking Argentine history and customs juxtaposed with modernist structures—a piece that catapulted Ginastera to prominence in Argentina. Completing the collection is Pampeana No. 1, which bears the influence of Aaron Copland, with whom Ginastera had been studying at the time; and Sonata for Guitar, his sole work for the national instrument of his homeland. Ginastera: One Hundred features the artistry of Kondonassis—an Oberlin Conservatory faculty member of almost 20 years—and three dear friends, each of them world-renowned for their charismatic musicianship: violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Orli Shaham, and guitarist Jason Vieaux.

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Recording information: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (02/10/2016); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Obe (02/10/2016); Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Obe (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-).



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Works Details

>Ginastera, Alberto : Harp Concerto, Op. 25
  • Performer: Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
  • Conductor: Raphael Jimenez
  • Ensemble: Oberlin Orchestra
  • Notes: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (02/10/2016); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (02/10/2016); Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1956

>Ginastera, Alberto : Pampeana no 1, for violin & piano, Op. 16
  • Performers: Gil Shaham (Violin); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Notes: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (02/10/2016); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (02/10/2016); Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Ginastera, Alberto : Guitar Sonata, Op. 47
  • Performer: Jason Vieaux (Guitar)
  • Notes: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (02/10/2016); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (02/10/2016); Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Ginastera, Alberto : Danza de la moza donosa
  • Performer: Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Notes: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (02/10/2016); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (02/10/2016); Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-); Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio (2015-11-13_2015-11-15&2016-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937