Sonoric Rituals

Martha Marchena (piano)

Catalog #: TROY0242
Release Date: June 1, 1997
Format: Digital

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.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Por La Senda de Kh'asana Isabel Aretz Martha Marchena, piano
Corales Criollos No. 1 Juan José Castro Martha Marchena, piano
Recuerdos de otra msica para piano Orlando Jacinto Garcia Martha Marchena, piano
Ritual Tania Leon Martha Marchena, piano
Preldios Tropicais Csar Guerra Peixe Martha Marchena, piano
Tres Momentos Marta Garcia Renart Martha Marchena, piano
Ressonncias Mariza Rezende Martha Marchena, piano
Tanguitis Alfredo Rugeles Martha Marchena, piano
Toccata Alicia Terzin Martha Marchena, piano
Imgenes Caribeas Carlos A. Vasquez Martha Marchena, piano


  • "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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