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Pablo Ortiz: Oscuro / Chanticleer

Release Date: 09/05/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 875   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Pablo Ortiz
Performer:  Terrie BauneTod BrodyStephen HarrisonDaniel Kennedy,   ... 
Conductor:  David Milnes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Contemporary Music PlayersChanticleer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Growing up in Buenos Aires, Pablo Ortiz took piano lessons from his mother and learned Gregorian Chant at the Universidad Catolica Argentina, where he also studied composition with Gerardo Gandini. At the age of 27 he came to the United States where he studied under Mario Davidovsky. After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994 he developed a particular fascination with Mexican culture, eventually employing texts by the famous Chicano poet and Mission artist, Francisco Alarcon for a collection of childrenís songs and the title work on this disc, Oscuro. Ortizís output, comprising chamber music, vocal, orchestral and electronic works, has received international recognition and performances by the Arditti Quartet, Speculum Musicae, Les Read more Percussions de Strasbourg and Continuum. During the early 1990s, Ortiz embarked on a series of works that find a connection between tango and memory. Although this exploration represents only one of many strands within his varied oeuvre ñ one that is well represented on this CD ñ Ortizís association with the tango is apt, for he shares its Argentinean roots, its thoroughly cosmopolitan history, and its ability to mirror social interactions with controlled, dramatic flair. Read less

Works on This Recording

Oscuro by Pablo Ortiz
Performer:  Terrie Baune (Violin), Tod Brody (Piccolo), Tod Brody (Flute),
Stephen Harrison (Cello), Daniel Kennedy (Percussion), Karen Rosenak (Piano),
William Wohlmacher (Clarinet)
Conductor:  David Milnes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Contemporary Music Players,  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004 
Length: 20 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Milonguitas by Pablo Ortiz
Performer:  Peter Josheff (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Hipermilonga by Pablo Ortiz
Performer:  Terrie Baune (Violin), Peter Josheff (Clarinet), Karen Rosenak (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Little Milonguitas (5) by Pablo Ortiz
Performer:  Roy Malan (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Concerto Rastrojero by Pablo Ortiz
Performer:  Stephen Harrison (Cello), Daniel Kennedy (Percussion), Roy Malan (Violin),
Richard Worn (Double Bass), Nancy Ellis (Viola), Susan Freier (Violin)
Conductor:  David Milnes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001 
Length: 11 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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