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Lexington Press, December, 2019
Taking as a thread the concept of national identity, this book elucidates the sound transformations that have taken place in the world of the Latin American art song since its appearance in the late nineteenth century to the present day. The book focuses in the art songs of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Colombia. The book also addresses the subject of performance practice of the Latin American song and ends with a proposal for its interpretation. To buy it go to https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498581622
in this beautifully edited book, you find the song cycle Alquimia written by Bolivian composer Agustin Fernandez for the Barcelona Festival of Song 2006. Besides the sheet music the book provides an introductory study that contextualizes the works, the composer´s biography, and the poems. The study is presented in Spanish and in English.
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Amb veu de dona (with a women voice) is a CD dedicated to the art songs of Catalan women composers. Click on the image to see complete track list.
Although in recent years there has been significant progress for women composers, there is still a lot to do to promote and appreciate women's creative work. For this reason, we decided to record a CD entirely devoted to works written by Latin American and Iberian female authors, some of whom are active at the present time. The selected composers belong to different generations and exhibit very different and interesting styles. Among the included composers are the Argentine Lía Cimaglia (Buenos Aires, 1906-1998), a remarkable pianist, pedagogue and composer; Celia Torrá (Conception de Uruguay, 1899-1962), a virtuoso violinist, composer and pedagogue; as well as pianist and composer Irma Urteaga (1929). From Cuba, we include works of the composer and pedagogue Gisela Hernández (1912-1971) and from Brazil, the songs of Babi de Oliveira (1903-1993) and Kilza Setti (1932*). We also feature works by the Mexican composer Maria Grever (1885-1951) and the Catalans Carlota Garriga (1937*) and Anna Cazurra (1965*). To see complete track list click on the image.
The art songs of Jaime León stand as some of the most beautiful art songs written in Latin-America during the last century. Soprano Patricia Caicedo, a true expert in León's music interprets his music with tenderness, passion & delicacy. In this CD you will find 23 of his songs.
"A mi ciudad nativa - To My Native City" Art Songs of Latin America Volume II. (2006), is a compilation of 28 songs by Latin American composers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, México, Perú and Venezuela. Most of the songs are first time recorded. Available on itunes and CDBABY. Read a Review Published at the Latin-American Music Review
De Catalunya vinc... offers an essential journey into understanding Catalan culture, history, and sensibility in which the art song serves as a mirror in which society and its values are reflected at different points in history. Songs by Enric Morera (1865-1942), Jaume Pahissa (1880-1969), Eduard Toldrà (1895-1962), Frederic Mompou (1893-1987) and Carlota Garriga (1937).
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Lied: Art Songs of Latin America (2001)is a compilation of 25 of the most beautiful Latin American art songs, works inspired by German lieder and written by 20th century Latin American composers for piano and voice works by Ginastera, Guastavino, Estevez, Ovalle, León, Ponce, Morales Pino, Calvo and Obradors, some of them recorded for the first time on this CD, are a thorough review of the complexities of Latin American sensitivities and musical expression. Available of itunes, Amazon, itunes