FEDERICO RUIZ (b.1948): Merengue, Piezas para niños menores de 100 años, 3 valses venezolanos, Nocturno, Micro-Suite, Triptico Tropical.
Catalogue Number: 09O076
Reference: NI 6179
Description: This pianist's fourth Venezuelan piano-music release focuses on yet another master of the miniature, who makes use of a large variety of popular music sources, not only the Venezuelan merengue and joropa but also a Peruvian waltz, Cuban cha-cha-chá and a Colombian vallenato. The Tríptico of 1993, the longest piece here at 17 minutes also brings in jazz, Brazilian rhythms, calypso, conga and salsa and the North American spiritual. Clara Rodríguez (piano).