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Cuban Symphonic Music / Perez Mesa, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba


Release Date: 02/17/2015 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 6011873   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alejandro García CaturlaCarlos FariñasEnrique González MánticiGuido López Gavilán,   ... 
Conductor:  Enrique Pérez Mesa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cuba is music. Our first association here may be with the Buena Vista Social Club from the famous film by Wim Wenders, but Cuban music holds many other treasures in store. The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba, performing under its principal conductor Enrique Pérez Mesa, now for the first time on MDG surveys the incredible variety of the Cuban music tradition, which originated long before the colonial period and above all in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century combined European influences, Caribbean joy of life, and and Afro-American ingredients to form a fascinating and unique idiom Cuba is music. Our first association here may be with the Buena Vista Social Club from the famous film by Wim Wenders, but Cuban music holds many other treasures in store. The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba, performing under its principal conductor Enrique Pérez Mesa, now for the first time on MDG surveys the incredible variety of the Cuban music tradition, which originated long before the colonial period and above all in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century combined European influences, Caribbean joy of life, and and Afro-American ingredients to form a fascinating and unique idiom Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Danses cubaines (3) by Alejandro García Caturla
Conductor:  Enrique Pérez Mesa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Preludio para Penthesilea by Carlos Fariñas
Conductor:  Enrique Pérez Mesa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
3.
Pregón y Danza Lento – Moderato by Enrique González Mántici
Conductor:  Enrique Pérez Mesa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Rítmotiv by Guido López Gavilán
Conductor:  Enrique Pérez Mesa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
5.
In Memoriam "A mi esposa Lillian Acosta" by Alfredo Diez Nieto
Conductor:  Enrique Pérez Mesa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

Customer Reviews

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 Great Introduction to Cuban Classical June 28, 2017 By Charles Berry (Sequim, WA) See All My Reviews "This CD is a perfect introduction to contemporary music from the best composers in Cuba... music we have not had a chance to hear before now. The program shows a wide variety of musical styles, from vibrant percussion pieces to swining orchestral dance music. I look forward to many more recordings from the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba!" Report Abuse
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