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Esperanza - Sounds Of Hope / Rosa Antonelli


Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1140   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carlos GuastavinoAlberto WilliamsAstor PiazzollaFloro Ugarte,   ... 
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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ESPERANZA Rosa Antonelli (pn) ALBANY TROY 1140 (74:26)


GUASTAVINO La siesta. WILLIAMS Cancion de nino. El rancho abandonado. PIAZZOLLA Rio Sena. Sentido unico. Milonga del angel. Chau Paris. UGARTE Suite de mi tierra. Animado. Muy lento. Vivaz. AGUIRRE Read more class="ARIAL12bi">Aires criollos. LASALA Romancero. GINASTERA 3 danzas argentinas


This is an all-Argentinian program presented by an Argentinian pianist. If that suggests a uniformity of style in the music, it is borne out here. The culture of Argentina is strong and proud, and, perhaps abetted by geographical isolation, very traditional over the century-plus range represented by the seven composers presented here. Monotony is avoided by the subtle drama that makes this music so attractive, irresistible, really: the subtle combination of melancholy, nostalgia, sexuality, and yes, esperanza, hope. Dance rhythms and syncopation characterize much of this music, though generally at a rather low temperature, with the most distinctive sounds emanating from the pen of Alberto Ginastera, arguably the most significant composer produced by Argentina to date. I must admit that he and Piazzolla are the only composers here that I have heard previously, but although there were no revelations, it is all alluring and charming. Rosa Antonelli has the full measure of her program, which she dispatches with skill, sensuality and obvious affection.


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Works on This Recording

1. La siesta by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
2. Cancion de Nino, Op. 13, no 1 by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Argentina 
3. El rancho abandonado by Alberto Williams
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Argentina 
4. Tangos by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
5. Romantico by Floro Meliton Ugarte
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
6. Suite De Mi Tierra by Floro Meliton Ugarte
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
7. Aires Criollos by Julián Aguirre
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Argentina 
8. Romancero by Angel Lasala
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
9. Danzas argentinas (3), Op. 2 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Rosa Antonelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Argentina 

Featured Sound Samples

La siesta (Guastavino): I. El patio
Suite de mi tierra (Ugarte): II. Muy lento
Aires criollos (Aguirre): I. Andante moderato

Sound Samples

La Siesta: No. 1. El Patio
La Siesta: No. 2. El Sauce
La Siesta: No. 3. Gorriones
Cancion de Nino, Op. 13, No. 1
El rancho abandonado, Op. 32, No. 4
Rio Sena (River Seine)
Sentido Unico
Milonga del Angel
Chau Paris
5 preludios: No. 3. Romantico
De Mi Terra: I. Animado
De Mi Terra: II. Muy Lento
De Mi Terra: III. Vivaz
Aires Criollos: No. 1. Andante moderato
Aires Criollos: No. 2. Allegretto
Aires Criollos: No. 3. Allegretto grazioso
Huella, Op. 49
Preludios Nacionales: No. 4. Romancero
3 Danzas argentinas, Op. 2: No. 1. Danza del viejo boyero
3 Danzas argentinas, Op. 2: No. 2. Danza de la moza donosa
3 Danzas argentinas, Op. 2: No. 3. Danza del gaucho matrero

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