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En Oltra Parte / Zsofia Boros


Release Date: 07/23/2013 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 137280   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francisco CallejaVicente AmigoDominic MillerLeo Brouwer,   ... 
Performer:  Zsófia Boros
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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EN OTRE PARTE Zsófia Boros (gtr) ECM 2328 (42:40)


CALLEJA Cancion Triste. AMIGO Callejon de la Luna. MILLER Eclipse. BROUWER Un Dia de Noviembre. An idea. FLEURY Te vas milonga. TOWNER Read more Green and Golden. REIS Se ela perguntar. REITER Ecrovid. SINESI Cielo Abierto


Listening to Zsofia Boros’s En otre parte, I was immediately captivated by her expressive artistry: the clear, beautiful tone, liquid phrasing, precise layering of melody and accompaniment, effortless runs, fluid figuration, stylistic comprehension, and the empathic sense of mood and emotion. While most of the pieces unfold at a leisurely pace, several are more rhythmically assertive—Vincente Amigo’s flamenco-inspired Callejon de la luna , for example. Boros has thoroughly assimilated the style, delivering the rasguedos and other flourishes with aplomb, but not employing the full complement of martial or metallic coloring: it’s worth remembering that there’s more to flamenco than stamping feet, raw vocals, and throbbing guitars. Similarly, she plays Abel Fleury’s Te vas milonga (essentially a tango), with a graceful ebb and flow that flatters the melodic line without detracting from the underlying dance rhythm. Francisco Calleja’s Cancion Triste unfolds as if Boros had all the time in the world to savor its gentle sadness, yet she never allows the music to succumb to inertia. Leo Brouwer’s Un Dia de Noviembre , another poignant example of South American lyricism, has great personal significance to Boros—overcome by the effect it had on her at when she first heard it in concert, but without access to the score, she subsequently learned it from a cassette recording—and so she plays it twice, once as the fourth track and then to close the program. The index adds “var.” to the title on its second appearance: I assume this means variation, but lacking a score and a photographic memory I confess I find both versions textually identical. (Granted, one version is slightly faster and there may be small differences in performance details.) Perhaps she repeats it just because it’s beautiful….Melodically, Ralph Towner’s Green and Golden stands apart from the prevailing Latin melos , sounding more like a North American folksong. Its wistful mood, on the other hand, blends nicely with the prevailing atmosphere. Rather than try to parse the emotional or musical shadings that distinguish the remaining pieces, I’ll content myself with saying that this is a memorable recital performed by a sensitive musician, captured in an acoustic that appealingly balances clarity with resonance.


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Works on This Recording

1. Cancion Triste by Francisco Calleja
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2. Callejón de la luna, for guitar by Vicente Amigo
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. Eclipse, for guitar by Dominic Miller
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4. Un Dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5. An Idea by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6. Te Vas Milonga by Abel Fleury
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7. Green and Golden, for guitar by Ralph Towner
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8. Si ela perguntar, for guitar by Dilermando Reis
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
9. Ecrovid, for guitar by Martin Reither
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10. Cielo abierto (Open Sky), for guitar by Quique Sinesi
Performer:  Zsófia Boros ()
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lug 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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