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Various Artists / Piano Music Of Argentina (Mirian Conti, Pianist)
Album:Piano Music Of Argentina (Mirian Conti, Pianist) Collection:Classical
Artist:Various Artists Added:06/2012
Label:Steinway And Sons 

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Add Date:2012-06-30 Pull Date:2012-09-02 Charts:Classical/Experimental

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 16, 2014:Green Copper Radio
(2:48) Sáenz: Aquel Buenos Aires - I. Tango

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2012-06-28 
[coll]: Piano Music of Argentina. Mirian Conti, pianist
Label: Steinway & Sons, 2012

These pieces, beautifully played by Ms. Conti, are generally in Neo-Romantic harmonic and melodic style and very easy to listen to. All were composed between 1920 and today by Argentine composers who were born from the 1880s to 1930s. Many pieces are based on folk tunes or popular dances. They express melancholy, longing and nostalgia, with each composer seeking to create a national voice for Argentinian music. Balcarce is the leader of Argentina’s school for tango orchestras. Sáenz composed in the French style. Buchardo is known to everyone in Argentina as founder of the National Conservatory in 1924. Guastavino (1912-2000) is still popularly performed and recorded.

1. (2:19) Pignoni: Danzas Tradicionales No. 3. Por El Sur. Romanticism embodied.
2. (2:11) Pignoni: Danzas Tradicionales No. 13. Como Queriendo. You and me and a candlelit terrace.
3. (3:22) Balcarce: La Bordona (Arr. For Piano). Sweet weeping tango.
4. (2:55) Salgán: A Don Agustin Bardi (Arr. For Piano). Passionate tango.
5. (2:15) Guastavino: Cantos Populares - No. 1. Lyrical.
6. (1:23) Cantos Populares - No. 2. A sad romance.
7. (1:01) Cantos Populares - No. 3. A bit of gaiety.
8. (3:07) Cantos Populares - No. 4. Some years ago. . . .
9. (0.53) Cantos Populares - No. 5. Silly happiness.
10. (2:28) Cantos Populares - No. 6. It pains me to say . . .
11. (2:15) Cantos Populares - No. 7. She was gorgeous.
12. (2:12) Cantos Populares - No. 8. Love in a minor key.
13. (3:27) Cantos Populares - No. 9. A country youth and sad.
14. (1:34) Cantos Populares - No. 10. Country folk dance.
15. (2:48) Sáenz: Aquel Buenos Aires - I. Tango. Sultry, sexy.
16. (3:37) Aquel Buenos Aires II. Vals Criollo.Waltz, just you and I.
17. (2:17) Aquel Buenos Aires - III. Milonga. Let’s move, let’s do.
18. (3:28) Buchardo: 6 Canciones Argentinas: No. 5. (Arr. Piano). Sad, with a long face.
19. (1:20) Burchardo: Bailecito. Spritely.
20. (6:11) Ugarte: Vidala. Moody, pensive, then dramatic.
21. (3:22) Gilardi: Cantares De Mi Cantar - I. Endecha. Seductive.
22. (3:32) Cantares De Mi Cantar - II. Trova. Gliding over a lake.
23. (4:08) Cantares De Mi Cantar - III. Elegía. Elegance, mystery.
24. (2:02) Cantares De Mi Cantar - IV. Rondel. Antics.
25. (1:35) Broeders: Vals Criollo No. 3. A starry night.
26. (3:00) Broeders: Milonga pampeana. Contemplative dance.
27. (2:17) Maderna: Lluvia De Estrellas (Arr. For Piano). Danny Kaye dances again as the Court Jester
28. (1:40) Plaza: Nocturna (Arr. For Piano). Argentine Flight of the Bumblebee meets torch song in an underground caberet.

Track Listing
1.(2:19) Pignoni: Danzas Tradicionales No. 3. Por El Sur. 15.(2:48) Sáenz: Aquel Buenos Aires - I. Tango
2.(2:11) Pignoni: Danzas Tradicionales No. 13 16.(3:37) Aquel Buenos Aires Ii. Vals Criollo
3.(3:22) Balcarce: La Bordona (Arr. For Piano) 17.(2:17) Aquel Buenos Aires - Iii. Milonga
4.(2:55) Salgán: A Don Agustin Bardi (Arr. For Piano) 18.(3:28) Buchardo: 6 Canciones Argentinas: No. 5. (Arr. Piano)
5.Guastavino: Cantos Populares - No. 1. Lyrical 19.(1:20) Burchardo: Bailecito. Spritely
6.(1:23) Cantos Populares - No. 2 20.(6:11) Ugarte: Vidala
7.(1:01) Cantos Populares - No. 3 21.(3:22) Gilardi: Cantares De Mi Cantar - I. Endecha
8.(3:07) Cantos Populares - No. 4 22.(3:32) Cantares De Mi Cantar - Ii. Trova
9.(0.53) Cantos Populares - No. 5 23.(4:08) Cantares De Mi Cantar - Iii. Elegía
10.(2:28) Cantos Populares - No. 6 24.(2:02) Cantares De Mi Cantar - Iv
11.(2:15) Cantos Populares - No. 7 25.(1:35) Broeders: Vals Criollo No. 3
12.(2:12) Cantos Populares - No. 8 26.(3:00) Broeders: Milonga Pampeana
13.(3:27) Cantos Populares - No. 9 27.2:17) Maderna: Lluvia De Estrellas (Arr. For Piano)
14.(1:34) Cantos Populares - No. 10 28.(1:40) Plaza: Nocturna (Arr. For Piano)