Sunday, February 17, 2013

From populist roots to cosmopolitan modernism

Hi Bob, reading your Roberto Gerhard post immediately brought to mind a new release of the three piano concertos by Alberto Ginastera - seen above. Both composers underwent significant stylistic growth from somewhat populist roots to embracing cosmopolitan modernism. I completely agree with your assessment of Gerhard, though I haven't heard the quartets yet. One interesting feature of this Ginastera recording is the premiere of his early Concierto Argentino, which he suppressed and withdrew. His widow gave the (excellent) pianist permission to play and record it. It's delightful. The other two are strong and bracing. Terrific music. Best, John McLaughlin Williams
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2 comments:

billoo said...

The cat also seems to be mesmerized by the music! :-)

b.

JMW said...

The cat must have been hearing the 2nd Piano Concerto, for it is quite an apposite look.