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.
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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
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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
SONATA FOR GUITAR, OP. 47 (1976)
5. I. Esordio – 3:44
6. II. Scherzo – 3:04
7. III. Canto – 3:34
8. IV. Finale – 2:23
Jason Vieaux, guitar
DANZAS ARGENTINAS, OP. 2 (1937)
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