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Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 / Mena, BBC Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/29/2016 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10884  
Composer:  Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Lucas Somoza Osterc
Conductor:  Juanjo Mena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Also available: Ginastera: Orchestral Works 2 / Mena, Wang, Manchester Chamber Choir, BBC Philharmonic

Impressive in our ongoing, very successful Spanish music series, the BBC Philharmonic and its chief conductor, Juanjo Mena, also explores the works of the Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera in three orchestral volumes. Not only acknowledged as a leading South-American composer of his day, Ginastera is also seen as one of the heroes of Latin-American music in general, whose enduring source of inspiration was Argentina itself: its pre-Columbian legacy on the one hand and the vast landscapes of the pampas on the other.

Review:

There is some
Read more fabulous solo playing here, not least from the BBC Philharmonic's principal flute…bring on Vol. 2!

– Gramophone

The BBC Philharmonic is in cracking form at the moment…and in Juanjo Mena it has a chief conductor capable of leading it through the dance rhythms and moods of the Spanish-speaking world with gusto and understanding…altogether, this is a thoroughly enjoyable start to what should be a significant series.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pampeana no 3 for Orchestra, Op 24 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Juanjo Mena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Argentina 
2.
Ollantay, Op. 17 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Juanjo Mena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Argentina 
3.
Estancia, Op. 8 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Lucas Somoza Osterc (Baritone)
Conductor:  Juanjo Mena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 

Featured Sound Samples

Pampeana No. 3, Op. 24 "Pastoral Sinfonica": I. Adagio contemplativo - Poco piu mosso
Ollantay, Op. 17: II. Los Guerreros. Allegro - Poco piu mosso
Estancia, Op. 8: XII. Danza Final

Customer Reviews

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 Great color and presence July 8, 2016 By Edward V. (New Canaan, CT) See All My Reviews "If you like the composers of Latin and South America, the compositions in this recording are excellent examples of Ginastera's work. Especially in Estancia he has captured the excitement inherent in the cultures of the country and their peoples." Report Abuse
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