WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Ginastera: Estancia Suite, Etc / Jan Wagner, Odense So


Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9130   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $19.98
CD:  $16.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews


Following up on their superb Villa-Lobos CD, Venezuelan conductor Jan Wagner and his fine Odense orchestra turn their attention to Ginastera, producing at a stroke the single most recommendable introduction to that composer's orchestral music. Most of the best-known and popular of the composer's tonal, Nationalist works have been gathered here in one convenient package (only the early ballet Panambi lacks representation). As with the Villa-Lobos disc, there's no questioning the conviction and idiomatic flair with which these performers attack these colorful and intoxicating pieces.

Wagner tends to prefer moderate tempos but never
Read more stints on giving the music the necessary rhythmic kick. This means that the Overture to the Creole Faust has more gravitas than usual, the Danza del trigo in Estancia greater poetry, and the outer movements of Pampeana No. 3 additional lyrical sweep and intensity. In the faster movements, such as Los guerreros on Ollantay or the irresistible final Malambo from Estancia, Wagner catches appealing details of instrumental color that other performances miss (the xylophone glissandos in the latter, for example). Toss in excellent sound, brilliant and alive but with plenty of depth, and you won't find a better planned, played, or recorded Ginastera collection anywhere.

— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com [5/24/2003]
Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Estancia Suite, Op. 8a by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 
2. Creole Faust Overture, Op. 9 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Argentina 
3. Ollantay, Op. 17 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Argentina 
4. Pampeana no 3 for Orchestra, Op 24 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Argentina 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook