Yolanda Kondonassis Releases Ginastera: One Hundred, October 14 on Oberlin Music

October 14, 2016

Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis is the executive producer of a new album, Ginastera: One Hundred, celebrating the centennial of the iconic Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera in 2016, out today on Oberlin Music and distributed by Naxos.


Ginastera: One Hundred features Yolanda Kondonassis in Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op. 25, recorded with the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra; Gil Shaham in Ginastera’s Pampeana No. 1, Op. 16 for violin and piano; Orli Shaham in Danzas Argentinas; and Jason Vieaux in Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar, Op. 47. The album features extensively researched liner notes by James O'Leary and historical photos of the composer provided by Boosey & Hawkes.


Watch the album trailer:


Praise for Ginastera: One Hundred:


"If you want to learn more about Ginastera in one hour, this new anthology is an easy place to begin... The more you listen, the more you want to listen."
- The Charlotte Observer


"All the works are performed with a dazzling virtuosity, a flamboyant rhythmic vivacity, and a mastery of instrumental color ... this disc will be a definitive reference."
- Passion Musique et Culture


"This album is virtually a perfect way to remember the composer … every work is a gem and each performance is near-definitive … Do not hesitate on this one. It is seminal!"

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review


Find Ginastera: One Hundred on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.


Track Listing:
HARP CONCERTO, OP. 25 (1956, revised in1968)
1.    I. Allegro giusto – 9:25
2.    II. Molto moderato – 7:36
3.    III. Liberamente capriccioso - Vivace – 8:20
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Oberlin Orchestra | Raphael Jiménez, conductor


4.    PAMPEANA NO. 1, OP. 16 (1947) – 9:04
Gil Shaham, violin
Orli Shaham, piano


5.    I. Esordio – 3:44
6.    II. Scherzo – 3:04
7.    III. Canto – 3:34
8.    IV. Finale – 2:23
Jason Vieaux, guitar


9.    I. Danza del viejo boyero – 1:23
10.  II. Danza de la moza donosa – 3:24
11.  III. Danza del gaucho matrero – 3:11
Orli Shaham, piano




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