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Canciones Argentinas / Fink, Piazzini, Et Al


Release Date: 05/09/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901892   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Carlos GuastavinoLuis GianneoAbel FleuryCarlos López Buchardo,   ... 
Performer:  Bernarda FinkMarcos FinkCarmen Piazzini
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here's a recital that explores a long-neglected corner of art music: the nationalist movement in Argentina that flowered from about 1900 on. It absorbed into classical forms the folk-based popular music whose rhythms and melodies inspired a new sound. The result, judging from this survey of 26 songs by nine composers--including the ubiquitous Astor Piazzolla--is a thoroughly enjoyable collection, lightweight but with a Latin-American panache that becomes infectious long before the final track is reached.


Argentine-born mezzo Bernarda Fink sings on all but nine, which are taken by her brother, Marcos Fink, who also joins her in six duets. He sports a firm bass-baritone with a pleasing timbre. Both singers have the idiom
Read more down pat, and their accompanist, pianist Carmen Piazzini, spurs them along with a sure command of the rhythms and melodic lines that don't come easily to most conservatory-trained musicians. Piazzini shines especially in her well-characterized, sparkling preludes, such as the one to Ugarte's Caballito criollo, a song about a little horse that climbed the Andes (I told you these are folk-based).


Along with the little horse that could, there are songs about the joys and pains of love, wine, the beauty of the countryside, and other familiar subjects. Sometimes, as in the nostalgic Campanilla, donde vas? by Guastavino, we can hear a hint of the German lied; and the French cabaret style rears its head in Gomez Carillo's duet, La ofrenda del trovador. While the term "salon music" fits most of these songs, there's more depth in Piazzolla's pair set to texts by Borges.


The performances are first rate; both of the Fink siblings sing with spirit and walk the difficult line between folk and classical influences without erring on one side or the other. As usual with Harmonia Mundi, this is a top-notch production. The engineering is well-balanced and alive, the booklet notes informative, and full texts and translations are given. Too bad though that there's no information about the participants. Bernarda Fink is a known (and very welcome) quantity from her recordings, which include Orfeo in Rene Jacobs' superb recording of Gluck's Orfeo & Euridice, but Marcos Fink and Carmen Piazzini are new to me. I wouldn't advise listening to all 26 songs in a single sitting, but helpings of five or six at a time are a great way to start or finish a listening session. [5/30/2006]
--Dan Davis, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Encantamiento by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Soprano), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Marcos Fink (Baritone),
Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. Pampamapa by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Soprano), Marcos Fink (Baritone),
Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Campanilla, adónde vas? by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Soprano), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Marcos Fink (Baritone),
Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4. Canciones Coloniales (4): no 2, Préstame tu pañuelito by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Carmen Piazzini (Piano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Marcos Fink (Baritone),
Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5. Cruzando tu olvido / Camino de tu recuerdo by Abel Fleury
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Marcos Fink (Baritone), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
6. Jujeña by Carlos López Buchardo
Performer:  Carmen Piazzini (Piano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Marcos Fink (Baritone),
Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Prendiditos de la mano by Carlos López Buchardo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8. Vidalita by Carlos López Buchardo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9. Canciones (6) al estilo popular: no 5, Canción del carretero by Carlos López Buchardo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10. Canción de Perico by Carlos López Buchardo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11. El Titere by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
12. Jacinto chiclana by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13. Tropilla de estrellas by Angel E. Lasala
Performer:  Carmen Piazzini (Piano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Marcos Fink (Baritone),
Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
14. Abismo de Sed by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15. Mi Viña de Chapanay by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
16. Pueblito, mi pueblo by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17. Seix coplas by Luis Gianneo
Performer:  Carmen Piazzini (Piano), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 9 Minutes 52 Secs. 
18. Cruzando tu olvjdo by Abel Fleury
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
19. Canciones (5) al estilo popular: Si lo hallas by Carlos López Buchardo
Performer:  Carmen Piazzini (Piano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
20. Huainito by Manuel Gómez Carrillo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21. Caballito criollo by Floro Meliton Ugarte
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
22. La ofrenda del trovador by Manuel Gómez Carrillo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
23. Milonga calabacera by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
24. Bailecito cantado by Manuel Gómez Carrillo
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
25. Canciones Coloniales (4): no 4, Las puertas de la mañana by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
26. El sampedrino by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
27. Los pájaros perdidos by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Marcos Fink (Baritone), Marcos Fink (Bass Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Carmen Piazzini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 

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