ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): Cello Concertos No. 1, Op. 36 and No. 2, Op. 50.
Catalogue Number: 06M011
Description: These concertos date from 1968 (rev. 1978) and 1981, the former on the cusp of Ginastera's late style, the latter fully within it. A much wider tonal and harmonic palette is employed here; folk music influences are practically absent but expressivity is often intense, especially in the second concerto which has two nocturnal, haunted movements which are distant kin of Bartók's similar movements. Collectors who know Ginastera only from his Panambí and Estancia period will probably not want to experiment here; contemporary music enthusiasts who tend to have little use for folk music will be gratified. Only currently available digital recording. Mark Kosower (cello), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Lothar Zagrosek.