Piano Works from Columbian ComposersMAURICIO ARIAS-ESGUERRA (b.1984): Toccata Bachkovsky, Arizona Mirage, JAIME LEÓN (1921-2015): 5 Preludios “Made in U.S.A.”, BLAS EMILIO ATEHORTÚA (1943-2020): Preludio, Variaciones y Presto Alucinante, IAN FREDERICK (b.1987): Suite Catrina, GUSTAVO PARRA (b.1963): Pavec Lingus, GERMÁN DARÍO-PÉREZ (b.1968): Ancestro (Bambuco).
Catalogue Number: 08X067
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCN 0015
Description: Mauricio Arias-Esguerra offers a kaleidoscopic view of recent Colombian piano music, highlighting its striking stylistic variety. Pérez sees a traditional dance through a jazzy lens, and Atehortúa takes a post-serial approach in his Preludio, Variaciones y Presto Alucinante. The influence of progressive rock music can be heard in Parra’s Pavec Lingus, as can León’s love of American music in his Made in U.S.A. preludes; and there is techno and angst in Frederick’s Suite Catrina. Arias-Esguerra’s own contributions are highly contrasted, with lyricism in his Arizona Mirage and rhythmic drive in his Toccata Bachkovsky. Mauricio Arias-Esguerra (piano).