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BALADA, L.: Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion / Cello Concerto / Viola Concerto (Graf, Premo, Pillai, Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble)

    




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BALADA, L.: Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion / Cello Concerto / Viola Concerto (Graf, Premo, Pillai, Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble)

Long admired as a pioneer of the blending of ethnic music with avant-garde techniques, Leonardo Balada first encountered experimental electronic music in New York in the early 1960s. It was to have a significant bearing on his compositional development. In Cumbres (Heights), a ‘Short Symphony for Band’, he employs an ‘electronic’ effect with dramatic results. He pursues the idea of cluster-like textures in the Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion while also paying homage to Chopin, Poulenc and Stravinsky. Conflict and lyricism mark out the Viola Concerto, while the Sonata for Ten Winds was described by The New York Times as ‘an exciting instrumental showcase with motoric passages that are quite stunning’.


Balada, Leonardo

  Cumbres, "Symphony No. 2"
1.   Cumbres, "Symphony No. 2" 00:14:02
  Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion
2.   Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion 00:17:02
  Concerto for Cello and 9 Players
3.   I. Quasi allegretto - Cadenza 00:06:29
4.   II. Lento 00:04:49
5.   III. Allegretto (Energico, con fuoco) 00:04:42
  Viola Concerto
6.   Viola Concerto 00:16:27
  Sonata for 10 Winds
7.   Sonata for 10 Winds 00:16:07

Total Playing Time: 01:19:38






Composer(s):
Balada, Leonardo

Conductor(s):
Colwell, Denis; Story, Stephen; Thompson, Thomas; Vosburgh, George

Ensemble(s):
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble

Artist(s):
Graf, Enrique; Pillai, Ashan; Premo, David

Label: Naxos

Series: 21st Century Classics

Genre: Concerto; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.573064

Barcode: 747313306473

Physical Release: 07/2015

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