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Gottschalk & Cuba / Iturrioz


Release Date: 09/21/2018 
Label:  Steinway & Sons   Catalog #: 30102  
Composer:  Louis Moreau GottschalkManuel SaumellNicolas Ruiz EspaderoIgnacio Cervantes,   ... 
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Concert pianist and documentarian Antonio Iturrioz, born in Cuba, came to the United States when he was 7 years old. Giving his first concert at 9, he played the Liszt First Piano Concerto for his orchestral debut at 15. His teachers have included his father, Pablo Iturrioz; Francisco De Hoyos, a pupil of Gyorgi Sandor; Bernardo Segall, who studied with the Liszt pupil Alexander Siloti; Aube Tzerko; and Julian White. He has taken master classes from Byron Janis, Alexis Weissenberg, Jorge Bolet, and Andre Watts.

Iturrioz has written, produced and performed two one-of-a-kind musical documentaries, The Art of the Left Hand: A Brief History of Left Hand Piano Music, and The Buddha of the Piano: Leopold Godowsky, the one and only film
Read more about Godowsky. Both films were released to critical acclaim and have been shown repeatedly on Public Television, at colleges in the U.S., and at international piano festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

A WORLD PREMIERE:
In his latest accomplishment, a new CD called Gottschalk and Cuba, Iturrioz plays L. M. Gottschalk’s A Night in the Tropics, Symphony Romantique , the complete two -movement symphony in its entirety, having transcribed for the first time the second movement, “Fiesta Criolla,” for one piano. A first on one piano ! In an advance release review, Andre Watts has called Gottschalk and Cuba an “extraordinary album of music!” The CD will be released on September 21, 2018, by the Steinway & Sons record label.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie romantique, RO 255 "La nuit des tropiques" by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858-1859; Antilles 
2.
Inés, in E flat major RO 277 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Cuba 
3.
Recuerdos de Gottschalk by Manuel Saumell
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Sur la Tombe de Gottschalk by Nicolas Ruiz Espadero
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
5.
Serenata Cubana by Ignacio Cervantes
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
6.
Souvenir de la Havane by Hubert de Blanck
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
7.
Danzas afro-cubanas: Danza lucumí by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
8.
Palomitas blancas by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
9.
Siempre en mi corazón by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Cuba 
10.
Amor Lejano by Ernestina Lecuona Casado
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
11.
El cocoyé, RO 57/Op. 80 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Antonio Iturrioz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A beautiful, charming CD September 21, 2018 By Beth Levin See All My Reviews "Pianist Antonio Iturrioz really gets inside the music and takes us on a journey. The mood is lush, romantic and exotic. Really beautiful playing and an understanding of his musical subject makes this first rate. I recommend it highly! Bravo!" Report Abuse
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