Ginastera

Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera - Harp Concertos (1994)
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; English Chamber Orchestra; Isaiah Jackson, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH | # 3-7261-2 | Time: 00:49:28

The connection between Wales and the harp is a long-standing one, and Mathias's part in it began 12 years before his Harp Concerto was written, with Improvisations for harp solo; even a Welshman has to learn how to cope with such an idiosyncratic instrument. He learned his lessons well—even using semitone pedal glissandos in the second movement, and he keeps the harp audible by alternating its solo passages with orchestral ones or, when the two are working together treating the orchestra with a light touch (the celesta is used as a particularly effective companion to the harp), at other times resorting to the more familiar across-the-strings sweep. Two movements have declared Welsh associations: the first juxtaposes but does not develop three themes the second is a 'bardic' elegy; the last is simply ''joyful and rhythmic''. The whole makes pleasing listening appealing to the emotions and imagination rather than the intellect.

Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at April 2, 2016
Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide

Deborah Schwartz-Kates, "Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 041597318X | PDF | pages: 250 | 1,5 mb

Gisèle Ben-Dor - Ginastera: The Vocal Album (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at March 20, 2016
Gisèle Ben-Dor - Ginastera: The Vocal Album (2016)

Gisèle Ben-Dor - Ginastera: The Vocal Album (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:53:02 | 123 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics

It was not in an opera by Verdi or Puccini that Plácido Domingo made his major and decisive breakthrough in New York, in 1966 at the age of 25. It was in fact in a work by the Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), whose centenary is celebrated with this album of operatic excerpts and concert music for voice. The performers on Ginastera – The Vocal Album are Domingo, the sopranos Ana-Maria Martínez and Virginia Tola and California’s Santa Barbara Symphony under its conductor laureate, Gisèle Ben-Dor.

Mena, BBC Philharmonic - Ginastera: Orchestral Works 1 (2016)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 5, 2016
Mena, BBC Philharmonic - Ginastera: Orchestral Works 1 (2016)

Mena, BBC Philharmonic - Ginastera: Orchestral Works 1 (2016)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 256 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 151 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10884

Impressive in our ongoing, very successful Spanish music series, the BBC Philharmonic and its chief conductor, Juanjo Mena, also explores the works of the Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera in three orchestral volumes. Not only acknowledged as a leading South-American composer of his day, Ginastera is also seen as one of the heroes of Latin-American music in general, whose enduring source of inspiration was Argentina itself: its pre-Columbian legacy on the one hand and the vast landscapes of the pampas on the other.

Glière & Ginastera - Harp Concertos  

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 13, 2014
Glière & Ginastera - Harp Concertos

Glière & Ginastera - Harp Concertos
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 330 Mb
Label:Chandos - Date:1992

Ginastera's choice of concerto instruments was mainly conventional; he wrote one concerto for violin and two each for piano and cello. Yet the fact that he also produced a concerto for harp shouldn't seem uncharacteristic; it can convincingly be considered a close relative of the guitar, and the guitar was essential to the Argentine folk music that so fascinated Ginastera. He wrote his Harp Concerto during a period when he was consolidating folk influences into a more rugged contemporary language………
Alberto Ginastera - String Quartets (Quarteto Latinoamericano)

Alberto Ginastera - String Quartets (Quarteto Latinoamericano)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 351 Mb
Label:Brilliant/Elan - Date:1997

Alberto Ginastera (1916–83) the foremost 20th century Argentinean composer began composing in 1930, but destroyed many of his early works. The one work to survive from this period was the ballet 'Panambi', which catapulted him to fame, and resulted in a commission for another ballet 'Estancia' based on rural Argentinean life. Aside from his stage and orchestral music, chamber music played a big role in his creative output. The string quartets span the various stages of his musical development, and …..
Ginastera & Bartok - Ginastera: Violin Concerto - Bartok: Sonata for Violin and Piano [REPOST]

Ginastera & Bartok - Ginastera: Violin Concerto - Bartok: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 303 Mb
Label:Dynamic - Date:2004

Ginastera was Argentina's most famous composer. In the early part of his career he composed music with strong reflections of the folk music of the country. Later, by the time he wrote this 1969 violin concerto, he had adopted a more international, often atonal, style. The form of the concertoo is strikingly original, as is the music itself. The concerto begins with a cadenza. Then there are six variations on music from the cadenza, in the form of ……
Alberto Ginastera - Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Panizza)

Alberto Ginastera - Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Panizza)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 303 Mb
Date: 2006

Perhaps what strikes the ear first about Alberto Ginastera's music is the convincing and intelligible way in which the composer utilizes dissonance to create lucid gestures and expressions. Ginastera seems to know just where and how to place his sonic gnarls and knots so that that they appear as beauty marks instead of blemishes. The Three Pieces for Piano (1940) readily exemplify this aspect of Ginastera's musical language…….
Alberto Ginastera -  Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Panizza)

Alberto Ginastera - Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Panizza)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 289 Mb
Date: 2005

Alberto Ginastera's Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22, exemplifies the stylistic traits associated with what scholars have described as Ginastera's "subjective nationalist" period. In earlier works, such as the Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2, from 1937, and the Creole Faust Overture from 1943, Ginastera borrowed from, modeled on, and/or made explicit references to dance and song styles from the folk traditions of his native Argentina. Beginning in the late '40s and early '50s, however, ……
Alberto Ginastera - Estancia, Harp Concerto, Variaciones concertantes

Alberto Ginastera - Estancia, Harp Concerto, Variaciones concertantes
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 253 Mb
Date: 2003

This light and lively production best serves the coolly elegant Variaciones concertantes and the Harp Concerto, whose magical sonorities are particularly complemented by the transparent recording and chamber deployment of the Orquesta Cuidad de Granada. Both works also enjoy outstanding solo work from harpist Magdalena Barrera and the ensemble’s various first-desk players. In fact, there is no better performance available of the Harp Concerto, a piece that successfully inhabits a world between Ginastera’s early folk-inspired music and his later expressionist style………..
David Hurwitz @ classicstoday.com