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Balada: Piano Music / Pablo Amoros


Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572594  
Composer:  Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leonardo Balada, the Catalan composer who went to New York in 1956 to study composition, has been a powerful creative force for more than three decades. These accessible and stimulating pieces span the composer's career, from the romantic early Music in Four Movements to the Mini-Miniatures of 2010, which are dedicated to Pablo Amorós. Preludis Obstinants, commissioned and premièred by the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, was described as 'a bold five-part piece of thunder... each section suggesting how much the instrument can shape creative imagination.' (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Leonardo Balada, the Catalan composer who went to New York in 1956 to study composition, has been a powerful creative force for more than three decades. These accessible and stimulating pieces span the composer's career, from the romantic early Music in Four Movements to the Mini-Miniatures of 2010, which are dedicated to Pablo Amorós. Preludis Obstinants, commissioned and premièred by the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, was described as 'a bold five-part piece of thunder... each section suggesting how much the instrument can shape creative imagination.' (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Transparency of Chopin's First Ballade by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
2. Preludis obstinants by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 1979 
3. Contrastes by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 2004 
4. Mini-Miniatures by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 2010 
5. Musica en 4 tiempos by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 1959 
6. Alairving Variation by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 2006 
7. Persistencies for Piano by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Pablo Amarós (Piano)

Sound Samples

Transparency of Chopin's First Ballade
Preludis obstinants: Prelude No. 1
Preludis obstinants: Prelude No. 2
Preludis obstinants: Prelude No. 3
Preludis obstinants: Prelude No. 4
Preludis obstinants: Prelude No. 5
Contrastes
Mini-Miniatures: No. 1. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 2. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 3. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 4. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 5. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 6. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 7. -
Mini-Miniatures: No. 8. -
Musica en 4 tiempos: I. Lento
Musica en 4 tiempos: II. Energico
Musica en 4 tiempos: III. Scherzando
Musica en 4 tiempos: IV. Tiempos variados
Alairving Variation
Persistencies

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