ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): Suite from the Opera Bomarzo, Op. 34 (World Premiere Recording), Ollantay, Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23, Overture to the Creole Faust, Op. 9.

Catalogue Number: 11R062

Label: Capriccio

Reference: C5244

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: This well-filled 79-minute release includes a 31-minute suite from a 1967 opera whose subject was a 16th-century Italian duke whose life is presented as an accumulation of obsessions, abuse, homosexuality and mortal fear. This comes from Ginastera’s last, “neo-expressionist” period, so you will find dodecaphony, microtonality, aleatoric moments and other avant-garde techniques alongside simple tonal and melodic structures. Don’t worry about the soprano: she only appears for two-and-a-half minutes. Maria Isabel Segarra (soprano - Bomarzo), Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens.

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