Friday, September 16, 2011

Fiesta Criolla Filled with Surprises

Always amazing in this world which is touted as "global" is to find music which is unknown to most of us in the Northern Hemisphere. We are all more likely to have a steady diet of South American fruits, vegetables and coffee than even a few bars of classical music from
Peru, Argentina, Brazil or Bolivia. Outside of Astor Piazzolla or Heitor Villa-Lobos, our general knowledge of serious music from South of the Panama Canal is scant. That's what makes this recent discovery such a gem. Argentinean conductor Gabriel Castagna, is ardent in his quest for revealing a wealth of South American orchestral music. Fiesta Criolla is the 5th such recording in his discography. Let's hope for many more.

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