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Ginastera: The Complete Music For Piano, Etc /Nissman, Et Al


Release Date: 07/31/2001 
Label:  Pierian   Catalog #: 5/6   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alberto GinasteraDomenico Zipoli
Performer:  Barbara NissmanRuben GonzalezAurora Natola-Ginastera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laurentian String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Barbara Nissman writes: "My first encounter with Alberto Ginastera was during my student years, while learning his First Piano Sonata. As a young performer, I was immediately attracted to its natural pianism, brilliant virtuosity and those strong, Latin-American dance rhythms. It was a joy to study because of the composer's craft; he knew and respected the piano and was able to exploit it for his own personal expression. All the elements found in his well-known 1952 First Sonata were present: the sharp contrasts, sudden accents, syncopations, Latin rhythms, motoric rhythmic energy, and a respect for form and structure, combined with a wide palette of orchestral colors and effects. My first public performance of this work happened to Read more coincide with Ginastera's visit as the featured composer of the University of Michigan's Contemporary Festival. We met at rehearsal - that was in 1971 - I remember him sitting in the empty hall, listening - he was enjoying himself. I expected him to be super critical, but he was so very gracious. He didn't look at all as I had imagined - he could have passed for a South American banker; certainly he didn't fit my visual image of the man who wrote such passionate, primitive music. I think that's why he liked our first performance - he was able to listen to his music without preconceptions and respected our interpretation. After the performance, he came back stage and said to me, "One day I will write a Concerto for Piano and Percussion for you." Unfortunately because of failing health, he never began work on our concerto. Instead, he dedicated his Third Piano Sonata to me and sadly, this short one-movement solo work, became his final composition." 5703060515426 034060165423 Point Records PCD 5154/5 BACH Silvia "Roland Haraldson, conductor Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 22 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Argentina 
Length: 14 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2, Op. 53 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Argentina 
Length: 11 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 55 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Argentina 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Danzas argentinas (3), Op. 2 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Argentina 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Piezas (3) for Piano, Op. 6 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Argentina 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Malambo, Op. 7 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
7.
American Preludes (12) for Piano, Op. 12 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Argentina 
Length: 12 Minutes 47 Secs. 
8.
Creole Dance Suite, Op. 15 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Argentina 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
9.
Rondo on Argentine Children's Songs, Op. 19 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Pampeana no 1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 16 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano), Ruben Gonzalez (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Argentina 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11.
Canciones (2), Op. 3: no 1, Canción a la luna lunanca by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Argentina 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12.
Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 29 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laurentian String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Argentina 
Length: 18 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13.
Pampeana no 2 for Cello and Piano, Op. 21 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Aurora Natola-Ginastera (Cello), Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Argentina 
Length: 8 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 49 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Aurora Natola-Ginastera (Cello), Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Argentina 
Length: 18 Minutes 58 Secs. 
15.
Estancia, Op. 8: Danza del trigo by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16.
Estancia, Op. 8: Pequena Danza by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17.
Sonate d'intavolatura: Toccata by Domenico Zipoli
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716/1722 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Alberto Ginastera (1970) 
18.
Estancia, Op. 8: Los trabajadores agricolas by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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