Constantino Gaito: Piano Trio; Piano Quintet; Sonata for Cello & Piano / Sarastro Quartett, Agustina Herrera, piano

> Piano Trio, Op. 25 - I. Allegro moderato
> Piano Trio, Op. 25 - II. Lento
> Piano Trio, Op. 25 - III. Allegro energico
> Cello Sonata, Op. 26 - I. Allegro moderato
> Cello Sonata, Op. 26 - II. Andante sostenuto
> Cello Sonata, Op. 26 - III. Allegro moderato
> Piano Quintet, Op. 24 - I. Allegro moderato
> Piano Quintet, Op. 24 - II. Andante
> Piano Quintet, Op. 24 - III. Vivo - Allegro

Album Summary

>Gaito, Constantino : Piano Trio, Op. 25
>Gaito, Constantino : Sonata for cello & piano, Op. 26
>Gaito, Constantino : Piano Quintet, Op. 24
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gaito, (b. Buenos Aires), numbers among the most important and interesting musical personalities of his generation. Not only is he regarded as the founder of the national opera but also as the author of the first Argentine ballet and the first chamber music corresponding to the national aesthetic. His intensive, tireless, and multifaceted activity as a composer, conductor, pianist, music dramatist, and educator exercised an indisputable influence on the history of Argentine music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Radiostudio Zürich (03/14/2009-03/16/2009).



Reviews

Gorgeous Gaito - Premiere Recordings
This disc contains the premiere recording of Constantino Gaito's Piano Trio op. 25 and Quintet op. 24, and also includes the Cello Sonata op. 26 (which has been recorded previously, although I am unable to comment on that version). I had never heard of Gaito before stumbling upon this release on Naxos's online music library, but after one hearing I was hooked and had to get the CD. These three rarely-heard works are loaded with gorgeous music, and each is beautifully played and superbly rendered here in glowing sound. The Trio and Quintet in particular are filled with lush harmonies, beautiful melodies, and sparkling ensemble work from the Sarastro Quartett and pianist Agustina Herrera. This disc comes very highly recommended to chamber music lovers and anyone looking to rediscover forgotten but first-rate music.
Submitted on 09/24/12 by Sour Persimmons 
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Works Details

>Gaito, Constantino : Piano Trio, Op. 25
  • Performers: Stefan Bracher (Cello); Roman Conrad (Violin); Hanna Werner-Helfenstein (Viola); Agustina Herrera (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Sarastro Quartett
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (03/14/2009-03/16/2009)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1917

>Gaito, Constantino : Sonata for cello & piano, Op. 26
  • Performers: Stefan Bracher (Cello); Agustina Herrera (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (03/14/2009-03/16/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gaito, Constantino : Piano Quintet, Op. 24
  • Performer: Agustina Herrera (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (03/14/2009-03/16/2009)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1917