Foundation has produced the recording of Luis Gianneo's complete
piano works in 3 CDs. These CDs were recorded in 2000 in Karlsruhe,
Germany. They were released by the label Marco Polo in 2002.
the critics have said:
attractive piano music is well-served by the present performers
and is given a warm, natural piano sound. I for one hope that Volume
2 will soon be released, for, judging by the present recordings,
Gianneo's music greatly deserves to be re-assessed, the more so
when it is played, as it is here, by dedicated performers."
Hubert CULOT Classical Music Web
De Marinis, Alejandro Cremaschi and Fernando Viani perform demanding
piano pieces by the remarkable Luis Gianneo. These include his ambitious,
folk-music influenced Sonata No. 2 and Suite, the neo-classical
Sonatina, the sorrowful Sonata No. 3, Six Bagatelles (written between
in the late 1950s) and Improvisation, a nostalgic evocation of the
city of Tucaman. Gianneo's works reflected many of the influences
of the twentieth century and these intelligent performances should
bring him to the wider audience he deserves."
"New Classics" online
"This recording contains music well worth exploring. The music is compelling and rendered with fire."
- Margaret M. Barela, American Record Guide
"Dora De Marinis copes marvelously with the demands of the Two Etudes, and Elena Dabul is compellingly evocative in En el Alt. The recordings are decent, and anyone interested in this repertoire need not hesitate."
- Tim Parry, Gramophone
work can be divided into four periods of different duration. The
first is a stage of development, between 1913 and 1923, under the
European influences of the great German romantics and the French
impressionists, principally in piano music. The second transitional
stage occurs between 1923 and 1932, from his move to Tucumán
to his collaboration with the Grupo Renovación. This stage
brought together his formal European training and the folk elements
through which he sought a national musical language. The third stage,
one of maturity, is the twenty-year period from 1933 to 1953, during
which the two principal tendencies derived from the use of folk-music
and from neo-classicism combine into a unique musical language,
refined over the years and ending in the last piano works in a wonderful
simplicity and economy of resources. The fourth stage of full achievement
covers the last fifteen years of his creative life, when he moved
gradually towards his disciplined use of the dodecaphony. During
this stage, he only wrote four works for the piano, and after 1959
he no longer wrote for this instrument.
in Karlsruhe, Germany, 2000.
Released by Marco Polo in 2002.
Dora De Marinis