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Archipelago Of Light / Tali Morgulis

Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3435   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-LobosAlberto GinasteraAlmeida PradoAstor Piazzolla
Performer:  Tali Morgulis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“A pianistic firecracker … the most sharply focused, imaginatively phrased and impeccably transparent account that it has ever been my privilege to hear … One could literally feel the miscellaneous public being coiled up into a collective spring as she went on...”

These are but a few of pianist Malcolm Troup’s awe-stricken observations in his review (Music and Vision Daily) of a recital by Israeli-American keyboard sensation Tali Morgulis – comments that will no doubt mirror any piano fan’s reaction to her performances in Archipelago of Light, her debut recording on Delos. Reflecting our penchant for unusual repertoire, this beguiling release offers her stunning renditions of rarely heard piano music by Brazilian masters
Read more Heitor Villa-Lobos and Almeida Prado as well as Argentinian icons Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla. The Piazzolla piano arrangement is heard here in its world premiere recording, and this is the only recording of Prado’s Ilhas available outside of Brazil.

Tali Morgulis is a pianist of rising international prominence, noted for her brilliant technique, exceptional musicality and vibrant interpretations. She maintains an active international concert career while offering “a unique approach to teaching” as a faculty member at the University of Houston’s Moores School of music. With these dazzling performances, she demonstrates her engaging style as well as her distinct flair for Hispanic music.
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Works on This Recording

Carnaval das Crianças (Children Carnaval) by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Tali Morgulis (Piano)
Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 22 by Alberto Ginastera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Argentina 
Islands/Ilhas by Almeida Prado
Tango Suite for 2 Guitars by Astor Piazzolla
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Notes: Arrangement: Kyoko Yamamoto 

Sound Samples

Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 1. O Ginete do Pierrozinho (The Little Pierrot's Pony)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 2. O Chicote do Diabinho (The Little Devil's Wrap)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 3. A Manha da Pierrete (The Pierrette's Ruse)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 4. Os Guizos do Dominozinho (The Little Domino's Jingle Bells)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 5. As Peripecias do Trapeirozinho (The Little Ragpiper's Adventures)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 6. As Traquinices do Mascarado Mignon (The Masked Boy's Pranks)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 7. A Gaita de um Precoce Fantasiado (The Fife of a Precocious Daydreamer)
Carnaval das criancas brasileiras: No. 8. A Folia de um Bloco Infantil (The Gaiety of a Children's Band)
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22: I. Allegro marcato
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22: II. Presto misterioso
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22: III. Adagio molto appassionato
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22: IV. Ruvido ed ostinato
Ilhas: I. Ilha dos nove vulcoes (The Island of Nine Volcanoes)
Ilhas: II. Ilha de pedra (A Stony Island)
Ilhas: III. Ilha de gelo (The Island of Ice)
Ilhas: IV. Ilha verde-azul (A Green-blue Island)
Ilhas: V. Ilha de coral (A Coral Island)
Ilhas: VI. Ilha das flores (Island of Flowers)
Ilhas: VII. afortunadas (Islands of Happiness)
Ilhas: VIII. Arquipelago (Archipelago)
Tango Suite (arr. K. Yamamoto): Tango No. 1: Deciso
Tango Suite (arr. K. Yamamoto): Tango No. 2: Andante
Tango Suite (arr. K. Yamamoto): Tango No. 3: Allegro

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