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Cuban Memoirs / Villaverde


Release Date: 07/20/2018 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3535  
Composer:  Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Distinguished Cuban composer Andres Alen’s works are characterized by a unique fusion of Cuban dance, jazz, and classical genres. His works have been performed by such legendary Cuban musicians as Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera, among others. He has been described as “one of Cuba’s most complete musicians.” Yet his piano music has rarely been recorded. Enter the brilliant Cuban-American pianist William Villaverde. Alen was his mentor in Cuba for eight years before Villaverde moved to the United States in 2001 and built his reputation as a piano virtuoso. Since then, he has tirelessly championed Alen’s piano compositions, both in the United States and abroad. With these vibrant, often toe-tapping performances of Alen’s complete piano Read more music written before the year 2000, this Cuban master’s keyboard music is finally getting the international exposure that it so richly deserves. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations on Silvio Rodriguez's Theme by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
2.
Unísono by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
3.
Preludio for Piano No. 6 by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
4.
Preludio for Piano No. 2 by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
5.
Preludio for Piano No. 1 by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
6.
Preludio for Piano No. 3 by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
7.
Preludio for Piano No. 4 by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
8.
Preludio for Piano No. 5 by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
9.
Danzón for Piano "Legrand" by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 
10.
Variations on Pablo Milanés' Theme by Andrés Alen
Performer:  William Villaverde (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Cuba 

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