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Alberto Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas

Alberto Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas
Alberto Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas
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Author/Composer:Author/Composer:Alberto Ginastera
Description:Description:The Danzas Argentines (Argentine Dances) are a piano composition by Alberto Ginastera, one of the leading Latin American composers of the 20th century. Written in 1937, they are set of three dances, and they encompass his Opus 2. The first piece, Danza del viejo boyero (“Dance of the Old Herdsman”), immediately strikes the ear as being odd. The reason is as simple as it is strange: the left hand plays only black notes, while the right plays only white notes. This means it is composed of two modes, the prominent one being E phrygian. Despite the seemingly unavoidable cacophony of that arrangement, Ginastera manages to frame a simple and charming melody through the use of rhythm and texture. The piece ends with a chord (E-A-D-G-B-E) the notes of the open guitar strings in standard tuning. Perhaps as a result of his Spanish background, this was one of Ginastera’s favourite chords.
Performers:Performers:Setrak Setrakian Live 2007
File Type:File Type:Mp3
File Size:File Size:6.9 MB
External Site:External
Play Count:Play Count:182
Radio Plays:Radio Plays:201
Added: Jun 23, 2011      Last update: Oct 17, 2012

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