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(Com)Passionate

NEW 2014 CD release (Com)Passionate!

Now available:

Petar Jankovic Ensemble: (Com)passionate

 

About the works

“(Com)Passionate Music includes two contrasting movements: I. Passionate is very energetic and powerful, and II. Compassionate is vulnerable and warm. Passion, the zeal within you, makes you move forward; and compassion, the heart for others, compels you to reach out. Passion and compassion together seem more effective than one without the other.” – Elliott Bark

Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 is a monumental work originally written for solo piano. Inspired by J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the full piece is over two and a half hours long and cycles through all 24 major and minor keys. Each key contains a prelude and a fugue in contrasting style. The three selected for this recording are Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, No. 5 in D Major, and No. 24 in D Minor.

Debussy’s six-movement suite Children’s Corner was written for solo piano and was dedicated to his daughter Claude-Emma who was three years old at the time of composition. It was not intended to be performed by children, but is rather an adult’s nostalgic reminiscence of childhood which features several children’s toys brought to life musically. It was published in 1908 and in 1911 the work was arranged for an orchestra by Debussy’s good friend André Caplet.

 

From Spain to Tango

 $17.99 plus S&H      

 2012 CD release From Spain to Tango is finally out! The CD explores the music of three countries: Spain, Brazil and Argentina. The CD starts with two dances from De Falla’s ballet El Amor Brujo and opera La Vida Breve, works well-known among both guitar and the violin playing communities as an attractive concert showpieces. They are followed by beautiful lullaby-like Andante, originally composed as a second movement of Sonatina in A-major for guitar solo, and famous Asturias, originally written for piano solo. Anacleto de Medeiros, a Brazilian schottische composed as part of Suite Retratos for two guitars, leads to Paulo Bellinati’s Jongo, a dance and musical genre of black communities from southeast Brazil. The CD closes with three tangos by Astor Piazzolla, an Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player who has revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style named “nuevo tango” by incorporating elements from jazz, classical music and traditional tango music.

Track list:

 

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946)
From El Amor Brujo
1 Danza Ritual del Fuego
 
From La Vida Breve
2 Danza Espanola
 
FEDERICO MORENO TORROBA (1891-1982)
From Sonatina in A major
3 Andante
 
ISAAC ALBENIZ (1860-1909)
4 Asturias
 
RADAMES GNATTALI (1906-1988)
5 Anacleto de Medeiros
 
PAULO BELLINATI ( b. 1950)
6 Jongo
 
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)
7 Primavera Portena
8 Oblivion
9 Tango No 3

2008 CD Leyenda

Now available:

 

Track list:

1 Cinq Preludes - Prelude In E-Minor

2 Cinq Preludes - Prelude In D-Major

3 Cinq Preludes - Prelude In E-Minor

4 Cinq Preludes - Prelude In A-Minor

5 Cinq Preludes - Prelude In E-Major

6 Danza Espanola No 5

7 From Suite Del Recuerdo - Evocacion

8 From Suite Del Recuerdo - Chacarera

9 From Suite Del Recuerdo - Zamba

10 From Suite Del Recuerdo - Carnavalito

11 Asturias

12 Cavatina - Preludio

13 Cavatina - Sarabande

14 Cavatina - Scherzino

15 Cavatina - Barcarole

16 Cavatina - Danza Pomposa

17 Saudade No 3

2001 CD Bogdanovic, Brouwer, Dyens,…

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  • DUSAN BOGDANOVIC Six Balkan Miniatures
  • LEO BROUWER Elogio de la Danza
  • ASTOR PIAZZOLLA  Milonga del Angel and La Muerte del Angel
  • LEO BROUWER Hika, In memoriam Toru Takemitsu
  • ROLAND DYENS Libra Sonatine
  • LEO BROUWER Un dia De Noviembre
  • CARLO DOMENICONI Koyunbaba
Price: $20.00 plus S&H

1998 CD Romantico

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  • I. Albeniz: Sevilla , Mallorca
  • A. G. Abril: From evocationes: Liberamente
  • AllegroF. M. Torroba: Sonatina in A major
  • R. Pipo:   Cancion y Danza #1
  • M. M. Ponce: Sonatina Meridional
  • J. C. Oliva: Vengo a decirte que te quiero
  • J. Cardozo: Milonga
  • A. Piazzolla: Romantico and Campero
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