Inca Trail ConnectionsCELSO GARRIDO-LECCA (b.1926): 5 danzas populares andinas*, JOSÉ CARLOS CAMPOS (b.1957): Danza rustica*, ALEJANDRO TOBAR (1907-1975): Kalamary, ALFONSO LENG (1894-1974): Preludio No. 1, ALBERTO WILLIAMS (1862-1952): Primera obertura de concierto, SANTOS CIFUENTES (1870-1932): Scherzo sobre aires tropicales*, ENRIQUE SORO (1884-1954): Danza fantástica, FRANCISCO PULGAR VIDAL (1929-2012): Cascay*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 05W011
Description: The Caminos del Inca, or Inca Trails, is a road network that traverses South America connecting lands and peoples. The area’s musical traditions are ancient and varied, taking in indigenous sounds as well as European influences, and the composers represented on this album have all been inspired by this musical legacy, the people of their homeland, and the land itself. The interconnections include late-Romanticism, folkloric dances, reinterpretation of popular music, mestizo (‘hybrid’) elements, Stravinsky-like primitivism, and music of simplicity and beauty that both captures and celebrates village life. From the same label and musicians who, two months ago, brought you Journeys (03W073). If only more of each composer’s music could be recorded… Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya.