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piano - piano

MPO 1

Piano Pieces by 20th-Century Chilean Composers

  • Works by:
  • Andres Alcaide
  • Alejandro Guarello
  • Pablo Aranda
  • Celso Garrido-Lecca
  • Cirilo Vila
  • Eduardo Caceres
  • Yoshihisha Taira
  • Andres Alcaide *
  • Alicia Terzian *
Maria Paz Santibañez, piano
* w/ Remi Masunaga, piano
MPO PPCD001 61:18

This is a valuable and enjoyable overview of shorter piano pieces by established 20th-Century Chilean composers of the middle and older generations, of varied stylistic persuasions. There are also with major works by Yoshihisha Taira of Japan and Alicia Terzian, whom I met at the ISCM Festival in Luxembourg, a cosmopolitan Argentinian composer of enormous energy who divides her time between her own country and her home in Lausanne.

Taira studied with Jolivet, Dutilleux and Messiaen and teaches composition in Paris. He has a distinctive compositional voice and his 12-minute Sonomorphia 1 explores 'living silence'. Alicia Terzian, whose early violin concerto and Tangos for today by contemporary composers I have reviewed previously, is a formidable, prolific composer and ambassadress for her country. Her style has changed with the times and remains ever forward-looking, with unabated energy as she nears 70. The fourteen sections of Terzian's Atmosferas [13:27] of 1969 are well contrasted in rhythm and melody, laced with glissandi and clusters.

Maria Paz Santibañez and her partner are both, on this showing, excellent pianists and this CD is well recorded and produced, with support from the Chilean government. There are informative texts in Spanish and French, and photos of everyone. Recommended.

Copyright © 2003, Peter Grahame Woolf

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