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South America / Lysy


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Yarlung Records   Catalog #: 80167  
Composer:  Heitor Villa-LobosAstor PiazzollaZoltán KodályPablo Casals,   ... 
Performer:  Antonio LysyMarcia DicksteinAlberto LysyAnastasia Petanova,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

South America pays tribute to the historic and contemporary ingenuity of musicians and composers from South America, including Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gardel, Antonio’s father the violinist Alberto Lysy, and new work by the Argentine bandoneon master Coco Trivisonno. In South America, Antonio and Yarlung break new ground once again, using SonoruS Holographic Imaging technology to enable Antonio to play every part in a cello orchestra. To learn more about how SHI works, please visit yarlungrecords.com/sonorus/ This recording includes harpist Marcia Dickstein Vogler in Villa-Lobos’ Black Swan for harp and cello, flutist Anastasia Petanova in Villa-Lobos’ Jet Whistle for flute and cello, and Coco Trivisonno in three of his Read more arrangments of Volver, Divina and Yo Te Bendigo, songs immortalized by Carlos Gardel. Coco is one of the last living members of Astor Piazzolla’s intrepid ensemble. As standard in Yarlung albums, Antonio's performances with Marcia, Anastasia and Coco are all single takes. The Kodály Duo and Antonio’s father Alberto Lysy: Along with pianist Martha Argerich, Antonio's father the violinist Alberto Lysy remains one of South America’s most celebrated classical concert musicians. Alberto learned this work with the composer in advance of a performance with Gaspar Cassadó in 1958. Alberto's next performance of the Duo was with Jacqueline Du Pré. Later, Antonio and Alberto became major performers of the piece. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O canto do cisne negro, W 122 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello), Marcia Dickstein (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Brazil 
2.
Resurrección del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
3.
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello), Alberto Lysy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Hungary 
4.
Les rois mages by Pablo Casals
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
5.
Assobio a Jato, W 493 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello), Anastasia Petanova (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Brazil 
6.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Volver by Carlos Gardel
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello), Jorge "Coco" Trivisonno (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
8.
Divina by Juan de Dios Filiberto
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello), Jorge "Coco" Trivisonno (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
9.
Yo te bendigo by Joaquin Mora
Performer:  Antonio Lysy (Cello), Jorge "Coco" Trivisonno (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 

Customer Reviews

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 A tour-de-force of musicianship and technology April 5, 2018 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "In 1958 cellist Bernard Greenhouse and composer Heitor Villa-Lobos organized a concert at New York's Town Hall of The Violoncello Society, a newly formed group led by Greenhouse and made up of many of the top cellists of the day. The concert, which was recorded and released on an LP, though unfortunately never re-released on CD, included a number of Bach Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier. These were adapted by Villa-Lobos in 1941 for "an orchestra of cellos". In his score he asks for a minimum of ten, and in the end Greenhouse rounded up 32 cellists for the recording. In this new Yarlung Records disc Antonio and Alberto Lysy provide a well-chosen selection of South American music for cello and violin, and a few other instruments. In a tour-de-force of technology and musicianship, and in a tribute to his hero Bernard Greenhouse, cellist Antonio Lysy multi-track recorded between 16 and 28 cellos playing 4 to 7 parts in one of Villa's Bach fugues, and in Pablo Casals' multi-cello piece Les Rois Mages (The Three Kings). Producer Bob Attiyeh provides a complete explanation in his excellent liner notes. The effect is quite stunning. There's much more on this disc. Two popular Villa-Lobos pieces show up, featuring Antonio's cello with two guests: O canto do cisne negro (The Song of the Black Swan) with harpist Marcia Dickstein Vogler; and Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle) with Anastasia Petanova on flute. There are a number of works from Argentina featuring Coco Trivosonno on bandoneon. Finally, there's a major work for father and son, with Alberto Lysy on violin: Zoltán Kodály's Duo for Violin and Cello. This is a well-planned, beautifully-played and expertly recorded disc." Report Abuse
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