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GINASTERA, A.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Kosower, Bamberg Symphony, Zagrosek)


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About this Recording
Alchemy between continents
– Mark Kosower talks about his highly acclaimed recording of Ginastera’s two Cello Concertos

GINASTERA, A.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Kosower, Bamberg Symphony, Zagrosek)

Alberto Ginastera was one of the most admired and respected musical voices of the twentieth century, who successfully fused the strong traditional influences of his national heritage with experimental, contemporary, and classical techniques. The two Cello Concertos are among his most innovative, brilliant and technically formidable compositions. The First Concerto, the definitive version of which was premièred by Ginastera’s second wife Aurora Nátola in 1978, is notable for the provocative singing lines, Latin dance rhythms and virtuosity of its solo part, and the intense colours and abundant percussion of the orchestral accompaniment. The Second Concerto, composed as a 10th wedding anniversary tribute ‘To my dear Aurora’, makes more prominent use of Argentine folk elements. It includes a brilliant depiction of the rising sun, percussion instruments portraying sounds of the jungle, and a celebratory rustic finale.

Ginastera, Alberto

  Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50
1.   I. Metamorfosi di un tema 00:12:52
2.   II. Scherzo sfuggevole 00:04:34
3.   III. Nottilucente 00:09:08
4.   IV. Cadenza e finale rustico 00:07:56
  Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36 (1978 version)
5.   I. Adagio molto appassionato 00:12:28
6.   II. Presto sfumato 00:10:07
7.   III. Assai mosso ed esaltato - Largo amoroso 00:11:43

Total Playing Time: 01:08:48

Ginastera, Alberto

Zagrosek, Lothar

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Kosower, Mark

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572372

Barcode: 747313237272

Physical Release: 05/2011

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