Piano Concerto No.1, Op. 28
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 39
Dora De Marinis, Piano. Slovak
Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Julio Malaval, conductor.
No. 1 and No. 2
Dora De Marinis, piano
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Julio Malaval
landmark recording, this is the first CD to date containing
both Piano Concerti by Ginastera. Dramatic rhythmic energy,
magical atmospheres, and fascinating lyricism combined in
a magnificent tour de force where the orchestra and the soloist
shine with splendor. These two piano concerti are milestones
in the history of the modern piano concerto.
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Marinis is partnered hand in glove by Julio Malaval ... for
whom the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra plays head-and-shoulders
above the average heard on a lot of their 140+ Naxos and Marco
Polo discs ... [Ms. De Marinis] is comparably incisive as
well as considerably more poetic [than Oscar Tarrago in his
recording of the first concerto.] ROGER DETTMER. Classical
* * * (four out of four stars). Revista Clasica, Buenos Aires,
De Marinis's big tone (displayed in 2's three-minute cadenza) and obvious understanding of Ginastera's music serve these pieces well, and Julio Malaval has the Slovakians playing as if to the manner born. These concertos make an awesome display of compositional technique, sometimes misapplied."- McKee, American Record Guide, Nov/Dec2001.
"La interpretacion de Dora de Marinis es precisa, intensa y extremadamente sutil. De Marinis, profesora en la Universidad de Cuyo y autora de las excelentes notas del cuadernillo del disco, constituye una referencia fundamental de la musica argentina para piano. No menos rico y matizado es el desempeno de la orquesta que dirige Malaval. Calificacion: Muy bueno."
- Federico Monjeau, La Guia de Espectaculos y Salidas, August, 2001
"Dora De Marinis is certainly compelling in both these works┴KJulio Malaval and the Slovak R.S.O. provide excellent support and Naxos affords them all fine sound. If you like the repertory, you'll find these of great appeal." - Robert Cummings, Classical.net, September 3, 2001