Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Alberto Ginastera

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Name  Alberto Ginastera
Role  Composer
Libretti  Beatrix Cenci

Alberto Ginastera wwwbachcantatascomPicLibBIGGinasteraAlbert
Died  June 25, 1983, Geneva, Switzerland
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean
Music director  Malambo, Los maridos de mama
Compositions  Harp Concerto, Harp Concerto, Bomarzo, Bomarzo, Cinco canciones populares argentinas, Cinco canciones populares argentinas, Don Rodrigo, Don Rodrigo, Beatrix Cenci, Beatrix Cenci, Rondo sobre temas infantiles argentinos - op 19, Rondo sobre temas infantiles argentinos - op 19, Obertura para el "Fausto" criollo - op 9, Obertura para el "Fausto" criollo - op 9, Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta, Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta, Danzas argentinas - op 2: I Danza del viejo boyero, Danzas argentinas - op 2: I Danza del viejo boyero, Danzas argentinas - op 2: III Danza del gaucho matrero, Danzas argentinas - op 2: III Danza del gaucho matrero, Popol vuh - op 44: I La noche de los tiempos, Popol vuh - op 44: I La noche de los tiempos, Estancia - op 8: Cuadro IV La noche - Nocturno, Estancia - op 8: Cuadro IV La noche - Nocturno, Suite de danzas criollas - op 15: III Allegretto cantabile, Suite de danzas criollas - op 15: III Allegretto cantabile, Las horas de una estancia - op 11: La manana, Las horas de una estancia - op 11: La manana, Twelve American Preludes - op 12: XI Tribute to Heitor Villa-Lobos, Twelve American Preludes - op 12: XI Tribute to Heitor Villa-Lobos, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 4 Vivacissimo, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 4 Vivacissimo, Cinco canciones populares argentinas - op 10 - nº 2: Triste, Cinco canciones populares argentinas - op 10 - nº 2: Triste, Panambi - op 1: Aparicion de Tupa / Los guerreros amenazan al Hechicero, Panambi - op 1: Aparicion de Tupa / Los guerreros amenazan al Hechicero, Danzas de "Estancia" - op 8a: II Danza del trigo, Danzas de "Estancia" - op 8a: II Danza del trigo, Piano Sonata no 1 - op 22: II Presto misterioso, Piano Sonata no 1 - op 22: II Presto misterioso, String Quartet no 1 - op 20: IV Allegramente rustico, String Quartet no 1 - op 20: IV Allegramente rustico, Twelve American Preludes - op 12: VIII Tribute to Juan Jose Castro, Twelve American Preludes - op 12: VIII Tribute to Juan Jose Castro, String Quartet no 3 - op 40: V Di nuovo contemplativo, String Quartet no 3 - op 40: V Di nuovo contemplativo, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 12 Lento, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 12 Lento, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 5 L'istesso tempo, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 5 L'istesso tempo, Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals - op 46: V Conclusio delirant, Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals - op 46: V Conclusio delirant, Panambi - op 1: Danza del Hechicero, Panambi - op 1: Danza del Hechicero, Ollantay - op 17: II Los guerreros, Ollantay - op 17: II Los guerreros, Piano Sonata no 1 - op 22: I Allegro marcato, Piano Sonata no 1 - op 22: I Allegro marcato, Duo for flute and oboe - op 13: II Pastorale, Duo for flute and oboe - op 13: II Pastorale, Violin Concerto: III 2nd Study Thirds Allegretto, Violin Concerto: III 2nd Study Thirds Allegretto, Cello Concerto no 1 - op 36: III Assai mosso ed esaltado - Largo amoroso, Cello Concerto no 1 - op 36: III Assai mosso ed esaltado - Largo amoroso, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 3 Impetuoso - l'istesso tempo, Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat - op 52: Variation 3 Impetuoso - l'istesso tempo, Piezas infantiles I - nº 1: Preludio, Piezas infantiles I - nº 1: Preludio, Cantos del Tucuman - op 4: IV Algarrobo - algarrobal, Cantos del Tucuman - op 4: IV Algarrobo - algarrobal, Danzas argentinas para los ninos - nº 2: Paisaje Para Georgina, Danzas argentinas para los ninos - nº 2: Paisaje Para Georgina, Cantos del Tucuman - op 4: I Yo naci en el valle, Cantos del Tucuman - op 4: I Yo naci en el valle, Violin Concerto: V 4th Study Arpeggios Lo stesso tempo, Violin Concerto: V 4th Study Arpeggios Lo stesso tempo, Piezas infantiles I - nº 2: Osito bailando, Piezas infantiles I - nº 2: Osito bailando, Piano Sonata no 2 - op 53: III Ostinato aymara, Piano Sonata no 2 - op 53: III Ostinato aymara, Quintet - op 29: No 6 Cadenza III per pianoforte, Quintet - op 29: No 6 Cadenza III per pianoforte, Duo for flute and oboe - op 13: III Fugue, Duo for flute and oboe - op 13: III Fugue, Suite de danzas criollas - op 15: V Scherzando - Coda Presto ed energico, Suite de danzas criollas - op 15: V Scherzando - Coda Presto ed energico, Piezas infantiles I - nº 3: Arrullo, Piezas infantiles I - nº 3: Arrullo, Violin Concerto: IV 3rd Study Other intervals Lo stesso tempo, Violin Concerto: IV 3rd Study Other intervals Lo stesso tempo, Popol vuh - op 44: III El despertar de la naturaleza, Popol vuh - op 44: III El despertar de la naturaleza, Variaciones concertantes - op 23: IV Variazione in modo de scherzo per clarinetto, Variaciones concertantes - op 23: IV Variazione in modo de scherzo per clarinetto, Cantos del Tucuman - op 4: II Solita su alma, Cantos del Tucuman - op 4: II Solita su alma, Suite de danzas criollas - op 15: IV Calmo e poetico, Suite de danzas criollas - op 15: IV Calmo e poetico, Estancia - op 8: Cuadro II La manana - Danza del trigo, Estancia - op 8: Cuadro II La manana - Danza del trigo, Dos canciones: No 1 Cancion al arbol del olvido, Dos canciones: No 1 Cancion al arbol del olvido
Similar People  Carlos Guastavino, Heitor Villa‑Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, Gisele Ben‑Dor, Bela Bartok

Alberto ginastera argentinian dance no 2 audio sheet music


Alberto Evaristo Ginastera ([alˈβerto eβaˈɾisto xinasˈteɾa]; April 11, 1916 – June 25, 1983) was an Argentine composer of classical music. He is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas.

Contents

Alberto ginastera piano sonata no 1 1952


Biography

Ginastera was born in Buenos Aires to a Catalan father and an Italian mother. During the last few years of his life, he preferred to pronounce his surname in its Catalan pronunciation, with a soft 'G' as in 'George' (IPA: [(d)ʒinasˈteɾa]) rather than a Spanish 'J' sound (IPA: [xinasˈteɾa]).

Ginastera studied at the Williams Conservatory in Buenos Aires, graduating in 1938. As a young professor, he taught at the Liceo Militar General San Martín. After a visit to the United States in 1945–47, where he studied with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood, he returned to Buenos Aires and co-founded the League of Composers. He held a number of teaching posts. Among his notable students were Ástor Piazzolla (who studied with him in 1941), Alcides Lanza, Waldo de los Ríos, Jacqueline Nova and Rafael Aponte-Ledée. See: List of music students by teacher: G to J#Alberto Ginastera.

Ginastera moved back to the United States in 1968 and then in 1970 to Europe. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, at the age of 67 and was buried in the Cimetière des Rois there.

Music

Ginastera grouped his music into three periods: "Objective Nationalism" (1934–1948), "Subjective Nationalism" (1948–1958), and "Neo-Expressionism" (1958–1983). Among other distinguishing features, these periods vary in their use of traditional Argentine musical elements. His Objective Nationalistic works often integrate Argentine folk themes in a straightforward fashion, while works in the later periods incorporate traditional elements in increasingly abstracted forms.

Many of Ginastera's works were inspired by the Gauchesco tradition. This tradition holds that the Gaucho, or landless native horseman of the plains, is a symbol of Argentina.

His Cantata para América Mágica (1960), for dramatic soprano and 53 percussion instruments, was based on ancient pre-Columbian legends. Its West Coast premiere was performed by the Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble under Henri Temianka and William Kraft at UCLA in 1963.

A portion of Ginastera's Piano Sonata No. 1 is performed in the film The Competition, and the piece is included in the movie soundtrack.

Opera

  • Don Rodrigo, Op. 31 (1963–64)
  • Bomarzo, Op. 34 (1966–67), banned in Argentina until 1972
  • Beatrix Cenci, Op. 38 (1971), based on the play The Cenci (1819) by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Ballet

  • Panambí, Op. 1 (1934–37)
  • Estancia, Op. 8 (1941)
  • Orchestral

  • Obertura para el "Fausto" criollo, Op. 9 (1943)
  • Ollantay: 3 Symphonic Movements, Op. 17 (1947)
  • Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23 (1953)
  • Pampeana No. 3, Op. 24 (1954)
  • Concerto per corde, Op. 33 (1965)
  • Estudios Sinfonicos, Op. 35 (1967)
  • Popol Vuh, Op. 44 (1975–1983, left incomplete at the composer's death)
  • Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals for string orchestra, Op. 46 (1976)
  • Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals for full orchestra, Op. 48 (1976–77)
  • Iubilum, Op. 51 (1979–80)
  • Concertante

  • Harp
  • Harp Concerto, Op. 25 (1956–65)
  • Piano
  • Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 28 (1961)
  • Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 39 (1972)
  • Violin
  • Violin Concerto, Op. 30 (1963)
  • Cello
  • Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36 (1968)
  • Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50 (1980–81)
  • Piano

  • Danzas argentinas, Op. 2 (1937)
  • Tres piezas, Op. 6 (1940)
  • Malambo, Op. 7 ( 1940)
  • "Pequena Danza" (from the ballet Estancia, Op. 8) (1941)
  • 12 Preludios americanos, Op. 12 (1944)
  • Suite de danzas criollas, Op. 15 (1946, rev. 1956)
  • Rondó sobre temas infantiles argentinos, Op. 19 (1947)
  • Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22 (1952)
  • Arrangement of an Organ Toccata by Domenico Zipoli (1970)
  • Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 53 (1981)
  • Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 54 (1982)
  • Danzas argentinas Para los ninos (Unfinished)
    1. Moderato: para Alex
    2. Paisaje: para Georgina
  • Organ

  • Toccata, Villancico y Fuga, Op. 18 (1947)
  • Variazioni e Toccata sopra Aurora lucis rutilat, Op. 52 (1980) Variación 1: Maestoso Variación 2: Tempo giusto Variación 3: Impetuoso, l'istesso tempo Variación 4: Vivacissimo Variación 5: L'istesso tempo Variación 6: L'istesso tempo Variación 7: Sereno Variación 8: Estatico Variación 9: Quasi allegretto Variación 10: Pastorale Variación 11: Andantino poetico Variación 12: Lento Toccata – Finale: Tema
  • Vocal/choral

  • 2 canciones, for voice and piano, Op. 3 (1938)
  • Cantos del Tucumán, for voice, flute, harp, percussion, and violin, Op. 4 (1938)
  • Psalm 150, for chorus, Op. 5 (1938)
  • 5 canciones populares argentinas, for voice and piano, Op. 10 (1943)
  • Las horas de una estancia, for voice and piano, Op. 11 (1943)
  • Hieremiae prophetae lamentationes, for chorus, Op. 14 (1946)
  • Cantata para América mágica, for dramatic soprano and percussion orchestra, Op. 27 (1960)
  • Cantata Bomarzo, for soloists, narrator, and chamber orchestra, Op. 32 (1964)
  • Milena, for soprano and orchestra, Op. 37 (1971)
  • Serenata, for baritone, violoncello, wind quintet, percussion, harp, and double bass, Op. 42 (1973)
  • Turbae ad passionem gregorianam, for soloists, chorus, boy's chorus and orchestra, Op. 43 (1975)
  • Canción del beso robado, for voice and piano (19??)
  • Chamber/solo instrumental

  • Duo, for flute and oboe, Op. 13 (1945)
  • Pampeana No. 1, for violin and piano, Op. 16 (1947)
  • String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 (1948)
  • Pampeana No. 2, for violoncello and piano, Op. 21 (1950)
  • String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26 (1958, Rev. 1968)
  • Piano Quintet, Op. 29 (1963)
  • String Quartet No. 3, for soprano and string quartet, Op. 40 (1973)
  • Puneña No. 1, for flute, Op. 41 (1973, left incomplete at the time of the composer's death)
  • Puneña No. 2 ("Hommage à Paul Sacher"), for violoncello, Op. 45 (1976)
  • Sonata for guitar, Op. 47 (1976, Rev. 1981)
  • Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 49 (1979)
  • Works withdrawn by the composer (without opus number)

  • Piezas Infantiles, for piano (1934)
  • Impresiones de la Puna, for flute and string quartet (1934)
  • Concierto argentino, for piano and orchestra (1936)
  • El arriero canta, for chorus (1937)
  • Sonatina, for harp (1938)
  • Symphony No. 1 ("Porteña") (1942)
  • Symphony No. 2 ("Elegíaca") (1944)
  • Incidental/film music

  • Don Basilio malcasado (1940)
  • Doña Clorinda la descontenta (1941)
  • Malambo (1942)
  • Rosa de América (1945)
  • Las antiguas semillas (1947)
  • Nace la libertad (1949)
  • El puente (1950)
  • Facundo, el tigre de los llanos (1952)
  • Caballito criollo (1953)
  • Su seguro servidor (1954)
  • Los maridos de mamá (1956)
  • Enigma de mujer (1956)
  • Primavera de la vida (1958)
  • Hay que bañar al nene (1958)
  • El límite (1958)
  • A María del corazón (1960)
  • La doncella prodigiosa (1961)
  • Discography

  • Bomarzo, The Opera Society of Washington, Julius Rudel, conductor; 1967 recording re-released on Sony Classical in 2016.
  • Cantata para América Mágica, Raquel Adonaylo, soprano; Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble, William Kraft, conductor. With: Carlos Chávez, Toccata for Percussion, Henri Temianka, conductor. LP recording, analog, 33⅓ rpm, stereo, 12 in. Columbia Masterworks MS 6447. New York: Columbia Records, 1963.
  • Cantata para America Magica, McGill Percussion Ensemble, P. Béluse, director, Elise Bédard, soprano, McGill Records CD, 1997.
  • Complete works for piano, Andrzej Pikul (piano), Dux Recording Producers, 2007.
  • Quartet No. 1, Paganini Quartet, Decca Gold Label.
  • Art Songs of Latin-America, Patricia Caicedo, soprano & Pau Casan, piano – Albert Moraleda Records, Barcelona, 2001 – Cinco canciones populares argentinas by Ginastera & Canción al árbol del olvido
  • 2007 – Flores Argentinas: Canciones de Ginastera y Guastavino / Inca Rose Duo: Annelise Skovmand, voice; Pablo González Jazey, guitar. Cleo Productions, Cleo Prod 1002. Arrangements by González Jazey for voice and guitar of: "Cinco canciones populares argentinas op.10" y "Dos canciones op.3"
  • Arrangement of Piano Concerto No. 1; 4th movement; as "Toccata", Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery, 1973.
  • Nissman Plays Ginastera: The Three Piano Concertos. Barbara Nissman, piano; Kenneth Kiesler, conductor; University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. (CD) Pierian 0048 (2012)
  • Complete piano solo and piano/chamber works, Barbara Nissman (piano) with Aurora Natola-Ginastera (cello), Ruben Gonzales (violin) and the Laurentian String Quartet. Three Oranges Recordings (3OR-01)
  • Popol Vuh – The Mayan Creation, Estancia, Panambi, Suite de Danzas Criollas (world premiere of orchestral version), Ollantay. Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor. London Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Naxos, 2010. [1]
  • Panambi, Estancia (complete Ballets), Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor. Luis Gaeta, narrator/bass baritone. London Symphony Orchestra. Naxos, 1998&2006. [2]
  • Glosses on Themes of Pablo Casals, Variaciones concertantes. Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor. London Symphony Orchestra. Israel Chamber Orchestra. Naxos 1995&2010. [3]
  • John Antill: Corroboree ballet suite and Ginastera: Panambi ballet suite, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens, conductor, Everest stereo LP, SDBR 3003
  • String Quartets - "Ginastera: String Quartets," Cuarteto Latinoamericano, with Claudia Montiel, soprano [Elan 82270]
  • References

    Alberto Ginastera Wikipedia


    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L