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Gabriela Montero Plays Montero & Ravel
By Gabriela Montero
Composed by Gabriela Montero and Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Classical. CD. Naxos #ORC100104. Published by Naxos (NX.ORC100104).
Item Number: NX.ORC100104
Gabriela Montero underlines her role as pianist-composer, paying homage to the inextinguishable spirit of South America's people with the world premiere recording of her Piano Concerto No.1, 'Latin' Concerto. The new album, complete with Ravel's jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G major, celebrates the musical creativity of the Americas. Montero's 'Latin' Concerto trains the spotlight on the entire South American continent to reveal a world of relentless energy, exquisite beauty and profound tension. Her chosen companion piece, Ravel's Piano Concerto No.1 in G major, offers another cosmopolitan composer's reflections on America. The pan-American Orchestra of the Americas under its Mexican Music Director, Carlos Miguel Prieto, joins Montero in her celebrating the musical folklore of the Americas, both north and south.