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Ginastera: Panambí, Estancia / Ben-dor, London So


Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557582   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Luis Gaeta
Conductor:  Gisèle Ben-Dor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Ginastera's two early ballets continue to sustain his reputation among music lovers, even though he wrote quite a bit of worthwhile music in a variety of styles (including one of the most exciting and appealing dodecaphonic piano concertos ever). The two suites, which include less than half of each ballet, omit a great deal of colorful, attractive music. Gisèle Ben-Dor originally recorded this disc for Conifer, magnificently both in terms of playing and sound, so it's wonderful that Naxos has rescued these performances from oblivion. Even if you were only interested in the music from the two suites, this would be the preferred version to have (just listen to Estancia's final Malambo, and you'll be sold),
Read more so you might as well have it all. In any event, there is no competition for the complete works, and at the price this is a steal. If you missed this release the first time around, you have no excuse now. [12/5/2006]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Panambí, Op. 1 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Gisèle Ben-Dor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1936; Argentina 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 39 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (05/23/1997 - 05/24/1997) 
2.
Estancia, Op. 8 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Luis Gaeta (Bass Baritone), Luis Gaeta (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Gisèle Ben-Dor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 33 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (05/23/1997 - 05/24/1997) 

Sound Samples

Panambi, Op. 1: Claro de luna el Parana (Moonlight on the Parana)
Panambi, Op. 1: Fiesta indigena (Native festival)
Panambi, Op. 1: Ronda de la doncellas (Girls' round dance)
Panambi, Op. 1: Danza de los guerreros (Warriors' dance)
Panambi, Op. 1: Escena (Scene)
Panambi, Op. 1: Pantomima del amor eterno (Pantomime of eternal love)
Panambi, Op. 1: Canto de Guirahu (Guirahu's Song)
Panambi, Op. 1: El Hechicero se dirige hacia Guirahu (The sorcerer approaches Guirahu) - Aparecen las deidades del agua (The water sprites appear) ...
Panambi, Op. 1: Juego de las deidades del agua (The water sprites play)
Panambi, Op. 1: Reaparece el Hechicero (The sorcerer reappears) - Los gritos del Hechicero (The Sorcerer's cries)
Panambi, Op. 1: Inquietud de la tribu (The tribe is uneasy) - Suplica de Panambi (Panambi's prayer)
Panambi, Op. 1: Invocacion a los espiritus poderosos (Invocation to the spirits of power)
Panambi, Op. 1: Danza del Hechicero (Dance of the Sorcerer)
Panambi, Op. 1: El Hechicero habla (The Sorcerer speaks)
Panambi, Op. 1: Lamento de las doncellas (The girls' lament)
Panambi, Op. 1: Aparicion de Tupa (Tupa appears) - Los guerreros amenazan al Hechicero (The warriors threaten the Sorcerer)
Panambi, Op. 1: El Amanecer (Dawn)
Estancia, Op. 8: Scene 1: El Amanecer - Introduccion y Escena (Dawn - Introduction and Scena)
Estancia, Op. 8: Pequena Danza (Little dance)
Estancia, Op. 8: Scene 2: La Manana - Danza del trigo (Morning - Wheat Dance)
Estancia, Op. 8: Los trabajadores agricolas (The farm labourers)
Estancia, Op. 8: Los peones de hacienda - Entrada de los caballitos (The cattlemen - Entry of the foals)
Estancia, Op. 8: Los puebleros (The townsfolk)
Estancia, Op. 8: Scene 3: La tarde - Triste pampeano (Afternoon - 'Triste' from the Pampas)
Estancia, Op. 8: La doma (Rodeo)
Estancia, Op. 8: Idilio crepuscular (Twilight idyll)
Estancia, Op. 8: Scene 4: La Noche - Nocturno (Night - Nocturne)
Estancia, Op. 8: Scene 5: El Amanecer - Escena (Dawn - Scena)
Estancia, Op. 8: Danza final (Final Dance) (Malambo)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Review of Ginastera October 10, 2012 By Jack Nelson (San Diego, CA) See All My Reviews "I found this performance lacking a little. "Messy" would be my description.... The melodic line was often obscured by too much of everything else." Report Abuse
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