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Two Puerto Rican Cantatas By Ernesto Cordero

Cordero / Valdes / Sinfonieta Puertorriquena
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Artek   Catalog #: 63   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernesto Cordero
Performer:  Welmo RomeroJoel PrietoRicardo LugoCarlos Rodriguez
Conductor:  Guillermo FigueroaMaximiano Valdes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Puertorriqueña SinfoniettaOrfeon San Juan Bautista
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composer and guitarist Ernesto Cordero (born in 1946 in New York and raised in Puerto Rico) has composed a large rich catalogue distinguished by its Caribbean flavor. To date, there are more than fifty recordings of Cordero’s works. Although now generally known only as a composer, the New York Times highly acclaimed his January 1978 Carnegie Hall debut as a guitarist and as a composer: “His technique is impeccable… The colorist variety of his playing is also extensive… a beguiling sensuous wash of sound”. Of Cordero’s compositions, the New York Times review said, “...like Mr. Cordero’s performances they projected a healthy combination of skill, sensitive invention and sound musical effect”. Artek’s Two Puerto Rican Cantatas features a Read more number of talented, prominent as well as up-and-coming Puerto Rican musicians, including rapper Welmo Romero, guitarist Carlos Rodríguez Quirós, tenor Joel Prieto and bass Ricardo L Lugo. Commissioned by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture as part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, Estampas criollas (2005) received its successful premiere at that time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Estampas Criollas by Ernesto Cordero
Performer:  Welmo Romero (Rapper), Joel Prieto (Tenor)
Conductor:  Guillermo Figueroa,  Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Puertorriqueña Sinfonietta
Written: 2005 
2.
La Garita del Diablo by Ernesto Cordero
Performer:  Ricardo Lugo (Bass), Carlos Rodriguez (Guitar)
Conductor:  Guillermo Figueroa,  Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Puertorriqueña Sinfonietta,  Orfeon San Juan Bautista

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