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MARTHA MARCHENA, PIANO Sonic Rituals TROY242 - Price: $16.99
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Highly-charged Latin piano music.

Twentieth century Latin American composers of various generations and aesthetic persuasions have contributed substantially to a piano literature that remains undiscovered by most music lovers. In the last few years, the Cuban born pianist, Martha Marchena, has endeavored to reveal the many wonderful facets of this repertoire and appears now to be one of the foremost Latin American-Caribbean pianists specializing in this very rich area. She has also been very interested in making known the music of women composers from this part of the world. This compact disc includes pieces by older composers like Castro, Aretz, Terzian and Peixe, as well as a generous sampling of composers from younger generations. There are extensive notes about the composers and their music included with this CD. IT is a pleasure to have Ms. Marchena, a specialist in this repertoire, performing on this most unusual album.
Contents:
Isabel Aretz, composer
Por La Senda de Kh'asana
Martha Marchena, piano

Juan José Castro, composer
Corales Criollos No. 1
Martha Marchena, piano

Orlando Jacinto Garcia, composer
Recuerdos de otra msica para piano
Martha Marchena, piano

Tania Leon, composer
Ritual
Martha Marchena, piano

Csar Guerra Peixe, composer
Preldios Tropicais
Martha Marchena, piano

Marta Garcia Renart, composer
Tres Momentos
Martha Marchena, piano

Mariza Rezende, composer
Ressonncias
Martha Marchena, piano

Alfredo Rugeles, composer
Tanguitis
Martha Marchena, piano

Alicia Terzin, composer
Toccata
Martha Marchena, piano

Carlos A. Vasquez, composer
Imgenes Caribeas
Martha Marchena, piano

Review:
"Born in Cuba, Martha Marchena immigrated to the US in 1979 and graduated with honors from the University of Miami's doctoral program in piano. She is Professor of Piano at Kean College in New Jersey and has become a leading interpreter of Latin-American music. Represented here are five male and five female composers.Marchena shows an obvious love for this well-recorded music.If you are curious about Latin American music with a modern touch, then this disc may be to your liking." (American Record Guide)
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