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Panorama Argentino / Mirian Conti


Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Steinway & Sons   Catalog #: 30023  
Composer:  Remo PignoniEnrique AlbanoAnibal TroiloCarlos Guastavino,   ... 
Performer:  Mirian Conti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Panorama Argentino is the followup release to Mirian Conti’s acclaimed 2012 recording, Nostalgias Argentinas.

Mirian Conti is a specialist in the music of Spain and Latin America and her highly regarded recordings are often referred to as benchmarks in this repertoire. As with the earlier release, the album includes many first-recordings of works inspired by the folk music and sophisticated dance forms of Argentina.

"Think Argentine music and the instruments that most readily come to mind are the bandoneón, the hand-held accordion integral to tango, and the violin. Here, to redress the balance, comes the second installment in Mirian Conti’s collection
Read more of wistful, headstrong and elegant miniatures for solo piano by 19th- and 20th-century Argentine composers, among them Carlos Guastavino, Julián Aguirre and Ángel Lasala, which Ms. Conti performs with poetry and rhythmic verve." -- New York Times

"Why are the composers of these vividly played pieces not better known? Conti's patriotic crusade is opening up pianistic vistas which are by turns beguiling and thrilling; a significant enlargement of the repertoire." -- BBC Music Magazine

"Ms. Conti’s program and her impeccable musicianship is the consummate acknowledgement of the works of such notable composers as Cayetano Troiani, Carlos Guastavino and Julian Aquirre. Her excellent performance of Troiani's absolutely charming three part suite “Motivos de la Sierra y la Llanura” incites you, dear listener to play it more than once. Later in the program, Ms. Conti's pianism explores the unrelenting lyricism beauty, solace, and vigorously romantic spirit that Carlos Gustavino imbued in his “Sonatina for Piano in G Minor.” It is - in a word - breathtaking... Ms. Conti’s playing is impulsive, colorful and precise and is the perfect example of the varied and plentiful musical landscape and rich culture that permeates her homeland. " -- Examiner.com

"These are marvelous little salon pieces. The bittersweet numbers by Remo Pignoni, distributed throughout the disc, made me think of ragtime. Enrique Albano’s “Serie Argentina” mixes nostalgia with Latin dance rhythms. Pianist Mirian Conti brings out their wit and their poignancy. The Sonatina by Carlos Guastavino had shades of Impressionism. Other composers include Angel Lasala, Julian Aguirre, Horacio Salgan, Mariano Mores, Mario Broeders and Cayetano Troiani. There is so much to like in these 30 tracks, and pianist Conti brings it out with an easy grace. I like Steinway & Sons’ explorations of the offbeat." -- Mary Kunz Goldman, The Buffalo News
Praise for Volume 1, Nostalgias Argentinas:

“Pianist Mirian Conti has dug through dusty shelves and musty books to find these neglected gems filled with yearning, painted with vivid colors, and veined through with stunning melodies. Conti’s playing is perfect. A disc to savor.” – The Absolute Sound

“Virtuoso describes the work of pianist Mirian Conti, who performs the wide range of musical styles here with infectious verve and impeccable musicianship. The recording is an object lesson in how to capture the sound of a grand piano. If all you know of Argentinian music is Astor Piazzolla, you’re in for a real treat.” – ClassicsToday.com

“Mirian Conti is the perfect interpreter of this music, Indeed, who could play it better? If you are an aficionado of solo piano music and superb pianists, this is a recording you will want to own, and one you will enjoy listing to many times over.” – Concerto.net

“Conti’s light, determined, elegant, warm-tipped touch make these 14 pieces and little suites glow and shimmer. I challenge even the stoniest heart not to be seduced.” – Musical Toronto
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Works on This Recording

1. Danzas tradicionales (18) for Piano: no 5, Mi quena te llama by Remo Pignoni
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2. Danzas tradicionales (18) for Piano: no 7, De angora by Remo Pignoni
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3. Serie Argentina "De la pampa y los cerros" by Enrique Albano
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4. Milonguero triste by Anibal Troilo
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5. Danzas tradicionales (18) for Piano: no 11, Pal ñato by Remo Pignoni
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6. Danzas tradicionales (18) for Piano: no 16, En séptima by Remo Pignoni
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Danzas tradicionales (18) for Piano: no 18, Chumbeao by Remo Pignoni
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 1 Minutes 09 Secs. 
8. Sonatina for Piano in G minor by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9. Canning y Triunvirato “Bar Argentino” by Mario Broeders
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10. Danza by Cayetano Troiani
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11. Escondido by Cayetano Troiani
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12. Bailecito by Cayetano Troiani
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
13. Estillo by Cayetano Troiani
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
14. Impresiones de Mi Tierra, Book 1 by Angel Lasala
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 11 Minutes 33 Secs. 
15. Tristes (5) for Piano by Julián Aguirre
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 15 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16. La llamo silbando by Horacio Salgán
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 2 Minutes 09 Secs. 
17. Taquito militar by Mariano Mores
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
18. Danzas tradicionales (18) for Piano: no 12, Pa la Lilucha by Remo Pignoni
Performer:  Mirian Conti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1-3/2013 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Sonatina in G Minor (Guastavino): I. Allegretto
Escondido (Troiani)
Milonguero triste (Troilo)
Serie Argentina (Albano): II. Danza del Nandu herido

Sound Samples

Danzas tradicionales para piano: No. 5. Mi quena te llama
Danzas tradicionales para piano: No. 7. De angora
Serie Argentina, "De la pampa y los cerros": I. Preludio
Serie Argentina, "De la pampa y los cerros": II. Danza del nandu herido
Serie Argentina, "De la pampa y los cerros": III. Zamba
Serie Argentina, "De la pampa y los cerros": IV. Ventisquero
Milonguero triste
Danzas tradicionales para piano: No. 11. Pal nato
Danzas tradicionales para piano: No. 16. En Septima
Danzas tradicionales para piano: No. 18. Chumbeao
Piano Sonatina in G Minor: I. Allegretto
Piano Sonatina in G Minor: II. Lento muy espressivo
Piano Sonatina in G Minor: III. Presto
Canning y Triunvirato, "Bar Argentino"
Danza
Motivos de la sierra y la llanura: Escondido
Motivos de la sierra y la llanura: Bailecito
Motivos de la sierra y la llanura: Estilo
Impresiones de mi tierra, Book 1: I. Jujena
Impresiones de mi tierra, Book 1: II. Quenas
Impresiones de mi tierra, Book 1: III. Amanecer en los cerros nevados
Impresiones de mi tierra, Book 1: IV. Bailecito
Aires nacionales, Vol. 1: Triste No. 1
Aires nacionales, Vol. 1: Triste No. 2
Aires nacionales, Vol. 1: Triste No. 3
Aires nacionales, Vol. 1: Triste No. 4, "Cordoba"
Aires nacionales, Vol. 1: Triste No. 5, "Cordoba"
La llamo silbando
Taquito militar: Taquito Militar
Danzas tradicionales para piano: No. 7. Pa' la Lilucha

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Very Pleasant Surprise! February 25, 2014 By Erick W. (Surprise, AZ) See All My Reviews "Purchased this CD because I have a interest in South American music, but was unfamiliar with the artist. The music is very good and Ms Conti's work was delightful. I give this recording a definite recommendation!" Report Abuse
 Well played Generic Latino music February 25, 2014 By Vern M. (Minneapolis, MN) See All My Reviews "A collection of relative short piano music from S.America, I liked it but cannot rave about the pieces. The pianist is very good. My interest is to find pieces I want to hear again and again and this collection did not do that for me." Report Abuse
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