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Alberto Williams: "En la sierra" y otras obras para piano, Vol. 4 / Valentin Surif

Williams / Surif,Valentin
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Acqua Records   Catalog #: 392   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alberto Williams
Performer:  Valentín Surif
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The distinguished Argentinian pianist Valentin Surif performs Volume 4 of the piano music by his countryman, Alberto Williams. These are well-crafted, sensitively written piano works, thoroughly within the late-romantic style. Many of the pieces are imaginative and melodiously beautiful without the excess or cliche of many other obscure piano pieces from that era. The music isn't particularly Argentinian or Latin American as much as simply within the European and Russian romantic keyboard tradition, with the possible exception of a piece titled "Serenade des Grenouilles" which sounds as if it came from a Latin American Pictures at an Exhibition, and is equally imaginative. Surif performs these works with great sensitivity and Read more subtlety as well as respect for the drama of expression, which is a very good thing as the recording is somewhat closely miked. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys memorable, newly discovered late-romantic music. - Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Waltz Air No. 3, Op. 19 by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Valentín Surif (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
2. Sur la terrasse Suite, Op. 25 by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Valentín Surif (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
3. Waltz Air No. 7, Op. 69 by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Valentín Surif (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
4. Madrigales (4), Op. 39 by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Valentín Surif (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
5. En la sierra Suite, Op. 32 by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Valentín Surif (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 

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