Piano Sonata No. 1 : Work information

Composers
Alberto (Evaristo) Ginastera ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Alberto Portugheis (Piano)

This work

Work name
Piano Sonata No. 1
Work number
Op. 22
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1952-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
ASV
Producer
Michael Ponder
Engineer
Mike Skeet
Recording date
n/a

The Composers

Alberto (Evaristo) Ginastera

Alberto Ginastera occupied a leading position in the musical world of Argentina, where he exercised a strong influence over a younger generation of composers.

He founded the centre for Advanced Musical Studies in Buenos Aires and became its director in 1963.

He later spent much time in Europe, settling in Geneva.

His early music drew on native gaucho and Indian music, and even though he subsequently embraced modernist techniques his music retained its exuberance and rhythmic excitement.

He composed three operas that aroused controversy for their sexuality and violence, ballet scores, concertos for violin, harp, cello and piano, and a considerable amount of vocal and chamber music.

Track listing

  • Allegro marcato 4:46 min
  • Presto misterioso 2:54 min
  • Adagio molto appassionato 5:58 min
  • Ruvido ed ostinato 3:08 min