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Ponce: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 / Cendoya


Release Date: 06/09/2017 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 764  
Composer:  Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Manuel Ponce was one of Mexico's most prolific and decorated composers and remains highly esteemed and popular today. Leaving Mexico midway through the Revolution, he lived in Cuba between 1915 and 1917 and soon absorbed the island's seductive Caribbean sensuality and subtle dances, also expressing melancholic nostalgia for his homeland in the Elegia de la ausencia. While living in Paris from 1925 to 1933, Ponce explored new compositional techniques, resulting in his own modernist style, as heard in the Suite bitonal which is notable not only for its use of polytonality but its inspired lyricism. Manuel Ponce was one of Mexico's most prolific and decorated composers and remains highly esteemed and popular today. Leaving Mexico midway through the Revolution, he lived in Cuba between 1915 and 1917 and soon absorbed the island's seductive Caribbean sensuality and subtle dances, also expressing melancholic nostalgia for his homeland in the Elegia de la ausencia. While living in Paris from 1925 to 1933, Ponce explored new compositional techniques, resulting in his own modernist style, as heard in the Suite bitonal which is notable not only for its use of polytonality but its inspired lyricism. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cuban Rhapsody by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Cuba 
2.
Guateque by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Cuba 
3.
Suite cubana by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Cuba 
4.
Preludio Cubano, for piano by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1916; Cuba 
5.
Elegy of Absence by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Cuba 
6.
Cubana "Danza de salón" by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
7.
Moderato malinconico by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
8.
Scherzino by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
9.
Intermezzo for Piano No. 2 by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
10.
Preludios encadenados by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
11.
Suite bitonal for Piano by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Alvaro Cendoya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 

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