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Argentine Cello / Zoe Knighton, Amir Farid


Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Move   Catalog #: 3347   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alberto GinasteraJosé BragatoJuan Maria SolareJuan Carlos Cobian,   ... 
Performer:  Zoe KnightonAmir Farid
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

More than just Piazzolla, hear the tango as presented by 7 fantastic composers and performed by two of Australia's finest young musicians, Zoe Knighton (cello) and Amir Farid (piano). This CD has been the result of a joint love of Argentine music, a love of the tango and a love of playing together. We have so enjoyed this repertoire and each time we visit these pieces, we feel more attached to them. There are some threads running through our choice of repertoire - the first being an ongoing connection between Europe (specifically Italy) and Argentina. Vincenzo Piazzolla (Astor's father) is quoted by his son as saying that all the best tango composers come from South Italy. We also follow a geographical thread with the region in Argentina Read more known as the Pampas. Quite often, specific places give rise to a wealth of inspiration and it seems this region has done just that.

"I like this! Argentine tangos played by a pair of Australians. Talk about down to earth and under! Each of these composers has something different to say, and Knighton and Farid are in love with the idiom and it shows...these musicians...are very musical and play with warmth and sensitivity, and they are recorded resonantly and clearly."

-- D. Moore, American Record Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pampeana no 2 for Cello and Piano, Op. 21 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Argentina 
2.
Canciones (5) populares argentinas, Op. 10: no 2, Triste by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Argentina 
3.
Graciela y Buenos Aires by José Bragato
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Tengo un Tango by Juan Maria Solare
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004 
5.
Nomade by Juan Maria Solare
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
6.
Talisman by Juan Maria Solare
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
7.
La casita de mis viejos by Juan Carlos Cobian
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Argentina 
8.
Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
9.
La rosa y el sauce by Carlos Guastavino
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
10.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Constantino Gaito
Performer:  Zoe Knighton (Cello), Amir Farid (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918 

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