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
Also on Facebook and Twitter. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

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.

Recent popular posts

Untold story of the counterculture's Islamic connection

Requiem for my vinyl

How to reach a big new post-COVID classical audience

I put a spell on you

Berlin Philharmonic's first woman conductor

The Berlin Philharmonic's darkest hour

Classical music must face the facts - click bait pays

Grammy takes a Dame Ethel trip

There is no happiness for those who do not travel musically

Quite simply glorious music - and what is wrong with that?