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FRANK, G.L.: Hilos / Danza de los Saqsampillos / Adagio para Amantani / Quijotadas (ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Frank)


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FRANK, G.L.: Hilos / Danza de los Saqsampillos / Adagio para Amantani / Quijotadas (ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Frank)

Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank’s music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions.

Hilos (Threads) was especially written for ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. The movements mix and match the players to allude to the beauty of Peruvian textiles, not only in their construction but also in their pictorial content of everyday life. Next is Danza de los Saqsampillos, inspired by the Peruvian “saqsampillo,” a rambunctious jungle-dweller. The emotional and mysterious Adagio para Amantaní follows, written in homage to the island—both beautiful and barren—that is situated in the middle of Lake Titicaca. The final work, Quijotadas, is inspired by Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

Frank, Gabriela Lena

1.   I. Danza del Altiplano 00:02:34
2.   II. Zapatos de Chincha 00:02:56
3.   III. Charanguista Viejo 00:03:47
4.   IV. Danza de los Diablos 00:03:41
5.   V. Zumbayllu 00:02:44
6.   VI. Juegos 00:02:09
7.   VII. Yaravillosa 00:03:36
8.   VIII. Bombines 00:05:51
  Danza de los Saqsampillos (version for 2 marimbas)
9.   Danza de los Saqsampillos (version for 2 marimbas) 00:06:55
  Adagio para Amantani
10.   Adagio para Amantani 00:09:37
11.   I. Alborada 00:01:23
12.   II. Seguidilla para la Mancha 00:04:17
13.   III. Moto Perpetuo: La Locura de Quijote 00:03:51
14.   IV. Asturianada: La Cueva 00:07:04
15.   V. La Danza de los Arrieros 00:06:24
  Adoracion para Angelitos
16.   Adoracion para Angelitos 00:02:57
  The Armadillo's Charango
17.   The Armadillo's Charango 00:02:38

Total Playing Time: 01:12:24

Frank, Gabriela Lena

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

Frank, Gabriela Lena; Walker, Matt

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Catalogue No: 8.559645

Barcode: 636943964521

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Track 16 and 17 are available only for online streaming and download, not included in the CD release.

Physical Release: 02/2011

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