Alberto Ginastera composed his 12 American Preludes near the end of his early, most explicitly nationalistic period. As exemplified in works such as the Danzas Argentinas, Op. A similar approach can be found in the American Preludes, composed in The term "American" here is taken in a broader sense than Yankee listeners sometimes assume: the dozen short pieces in the series include musical evocations of, and tributes to, composers hailing from both North and South America. As Argentinean pianist Alberto Portugheis arguably the foremost interpreter of Ginastera 's piano music described, " Ginastera tried in this work to translate musically the kaleidoscope of melodic and rhythmic turns similar to those of the American continent, from primitive pentatonic melodies to contemporary music.

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Important Update: Shipping select orders, closed to the public. Read More. Alejandro Cremaschi Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder has meticulously prepared this edition, adding a preface as well as extensive performance and editorial notes.

As an added bonus, Prof. Cremaschi has recorded the complete works which are available as a free download with this publication. Newly engraved and full of added insight, this edition will be treasured by pianists and fans of Ginastera's music alike. Now for the first time they are exclusively available in one volume. Each short piece in the collection deals with a particular musical or technical challenge in the manner of an etude and several of the pieces are tributes to distinguished fellow composers such as Aaron Copland, Juan Jos??

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12 American Preludes (Doce Preludios Americanos)



American Preludes (12) for piano, Op. 12


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