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Classical Notes: May 6, 2013 Archive

Piano Music from South America

Posted at 4:44 PM on May 6, 2013 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)

A listener writes with a question: Any recommendations for South American solo piano works?

Here are just a few names, to start exploring. Among composers, there are Alberto Ginastera (American Preludes and Argentine Dances), and Ernesto Nazareth, who wrote many delightful piano pieces based on popular Brazilian rhythms. Among performers, Mirian Conti and Gabriela Montero have brought out discs devoted to the music of their home continent. And if you like finger-busting repertoire, you might check out Rudepoema, by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

But this is only a start. Any other recommendations?

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