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Luis GIANNEO (1897 – 1968)
Bailecito (1931)b
Música para Niños (1946)c
Dos Estudios (1933)a
Cinco Pequeñas Piezas (1938)b
En el Altiplano (1932)b
Siete Piezas Infantiles (1946)a
Tres Danzas Argentinas (1938)d
Villancico (1946)d
Caminito de Belén (1947)d
Dora Di Marinis (piano)a; Elena Dabul (piano)b; Pervez Mody (piano)c; Fernando Viani (piano)d
Recorded: Schloss Gottesauer, Velte Saal, Karlsruhe, August 2000
MARCO POLO 8.225206 [62:58]


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The second volume of Luis Gianneo’s piano music spans some fifteen years of his early creative life, the earliest piece dating from 1931 and the most recent from 1947. Thus all pieces belong to Gianneo’s Neo-classical period as is most evident in Música para Niños (1946), Cinco Pequeñas Piezas (1938) and Siete Piezas Infantiles (1946) which have much in common with the delightful Sonatina of 1938 recorded in the first volume (Marco Polo 8.225205).

Bailecito (1931), Dos Estudios (1933) and Tres Danzas Argentinas (1938) still have some folk-like tunes, particularly so in the Three Dances which at times bring Ginastera’s early works to mind (or – rather - the other way round!).

The prelude En el Altiplano (1932) is the longest single item and also the most complex in this selection. The basic material, though still somewhat folk-inspired, is worked out in a more coherent and organised way.

Villancico (1946) and Caminito de Belén (1947) are much simpler, more straightforward miniatures of great melodic charm.

The first volume of Gianneo’s piano music includes some major pieces such as the Second and Third Piano Sonatas that may be somewhat tougher nuts to crack (though they are still very accessible), whereas the works on offer in the second volume are more readily accessible and, on the whole, provide for the best introduction to Gianneo’s attractive and worthwhile music. Both are warmly recommended but Volume 2 is the one to start with if you do not know Gianneo’s music.

Hubert Culot


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