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Contemporary Chamber Music from Panama

Contemporary Chamber Music from Panama

  • By Emiliano Pardo-Trist n
  • Release 30/01/2007
  • Media Format CD
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'Emiliano's work is characterized by a devotion to the folk and indigenous music of the Americas, but filtered through a unique and compelling compositional style that employs inventive orchestration... His compositions are extremely effective in concert, with something for every listener.' Dr. Maurice Wright Professor of Composition, Temple University INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY Cynthia Folio, piccolo, flute & alto flute (5, 6, 7, 11); Arne Running, clarinet (9, 12, 13); Luigi Mazzocchi, violin (8, 12, 13, 14); Brian Ciach, piano (1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11); Erica Golden, clarinet (14); Daniel Pereira, cello (9, 10, 11, 15); Gene Hahn, violin (10, 15); Adriana Linares, viola (10, 15); Marisol Rampolla, guitar (15); Dave Sherrick, percussion (8); Patrick Desrosiers, violin (9, 15); Benjamin Blazer, bass (12, 13, 14); Sandra James, percussion (12, 13, 14); Emiliano Pardo-Tristán, guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15) Cuatro Microsonoridades (2003) for piano and guitar 1. I. Microsonoridad 1 (1:29) 2. II. Microsonoridad 2 (2:12) 3. III. Microsonoridad 3 (2:05) 4. IV. Microsonoridad 4 (1:18) Guarareña (2004) for alto flute, flute, piccolo and piano 5. I. Saloma (2:20) 6. II. Torrente (1:16) 7. III. Danza de Toros con Llovizna (2:02) 8. Camouflage (2000) for violin, guitar and percussion (4:46) 9. Ludus No.1 (2004) for violin, clarinet and cello (4:45) 10. Fantasía Mesana (2003) for violin, viola and cello (12:12) 11. Arizona (1999) for flute, cello and piano (7:46) Rhythmbrances (2002) for violin, bass, clarinet, percussion and guitar 12. I. Suave, que es bolero (4:57) 13. II. Milongueo (5:28) 14. III. Chorando por Gusto (4:21) 15. Diálogos entre la Lira de Orfeo y el Tambor de Chimbombó (1995) for string quartet and two guitars (4:54) Total Time: 62:30 Emiliano Pardo-Tristan Was born in Santiago de Veraguas, a tropical city in the middle of Panama, and has resided in Philadelphia since 1992. He studied at the Royal Conservatory Superior of Music in Madrid, Spain and holds a Masters degree in Classical Guitar and a Doctoral degree in composition from Temple University. He studied composition with Maurice Wright and guitar with José Luis Rodrigo, José Luis González, Ricardo Cobo and in master classes with Manuel Barrueco. Pardo-Tristán has participated in composition seminars taught by Leo Brouwer at Cordoba Festival, IRCAM's Summer Academy in Paris led by composers Jonathan Harvey and Gerard Grisse and a workshop at Carnegie Hall on Le Marteau sans Maître with maestro Pierre Boulez. His music has been played by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, Grand Rapids Orchestra, Jackson Symphony, Panama National Orchestra, Latin Fiesta Ensemble, Temple's New Music Trio, PRISM Quartet, Gandhara Guitar Trio from Uruguay, Trio Cadenza from Belgium, The Philadelphia Guitar Trio, the German/Greece Duo Audiamour and +Que2 Guitar Duo from Spain. Pardo-Tristán has been awarded by the American Composer Forum, Presser Foundation, Society of Composers INC., the Pennsylvania Council on the Art's, Society of Music Theory and the Prism Quartet. WYBE Public TV 35 has broadcast in several occasions the documentary 'The Rhythm of Nostalgia: a portrait of Emiliano Pardo-Tristán', by Leo Aristimuño. Recently he received the Dr. John Henry Heller, Jr. Memorial Award for excellence in composition at Temple University. As a guitarist, Pardo-Tristán has performed in Panama, Martinique, Austria, USA and Spain. He is the founder, president and artistic director of the Panamanian Guitar Association, which organize the International Guitar Encounter. In 2003 he released the CD "Hecho en Salamanca" with Panamanian guitarist Teresa Toro. In USA he has taught at La Salle University, Rowan University and Bryn Mawr Conservatory and in Panama at the National Institute of Music. Currently he is preparing a recording with the Panama National Orchestra, which will include his recent composition "Concierto Mejorana" for guitar and orchestra, based on original transcriptions of Panamanian folklore and with himself as the soloist. COMPOSITION REVIEWS AND LETTERS "Pardo-Tristán derives his percussive effects, colors and rhythms from Latin American popular music, but in a rich and original way." Avila Digital. September 5, 2006. Spain 'Emiliano has an exceptional talent, skill and experience in composition... He has been one of Boyer's finest students...' Kenneth E. Bruscia, Director of Graduate Studies at Temple University, 2003. 'Emiliano is an excellent composer.' Dr. Maurice Wright, Chair of the Composition Department at Temple University, 2001. 'Con Rumba was premiered, and people was surprised about how one may use the guitar in such a rich way, with all those amazing percussion effects. We appreciate a lot your talent.' Lezzek Helinsky, 'Trio Cadenza Guitares' from Belgium. December 2000. 'A truly exceptional musician and composer. The Concerto Grosso Alla Fiesta is a uniquely innovative composition which masterfully juxtaposes the Latin ensemble's rhythm and color with the classical symphonic sounds and texture. Audiences were enthralled with this piece at it's premiere last year with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. Pardo-Tristán is indeed a composer one should watch. A new rising Latino star in the world of music.' María del Pico Taylor, Temple University's piano professor and Artistic director of Latin Fiesta Ensemble. October, 2000. 'Con Bembé is structurally well balanced, with good rhythmic and melodic material, which makes it's performance very interesting.' Osvaldo Leite, 'Trio Gandhara' from Uruguay. March 2000. 'Rarely does one experience an artistic interaction of music from two cultures within a classical context. Pardo-Tristán's ability to transport the listener to a contrasting sphere of music seems to suggest that he is indeed a musical ambassador. There is no doubt in my mind that he is at the threshold of an important and challenging career as a creative artist.' Dr. Charles W. White (Chair Director, Music Division La Salle University) February 2000. 'Con Bembé is so well written for three guitars, in such a way that playing it occurs so natural and easy. We had a true pleasure to perform that energetic music and convinced to play it often since now.' Leszek Helinsky, 'Trio Cadenza Guitares' from Belgium. December, 1999. PERFORMANCE REVIEWS AND LETTERS 'Emiliano is a true and elegant performing artist..." Kathryna Barone, Director of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music. December, 2006. '...Pardo-Tristán showed a secure technique and his musicality and sensibility agreed with the requirements for the interpretation of the Double Concerto for guitar and bandoneon by Astor Piazzolla.' Maestro Jorge Ledezma-Bradley (conductor of the Panama National Orchestra) February 2002. 'Throughout the recital, he demonstrated good instrumental technical skills... Mr. Pardo-Tristán plays with a mature tone quality and secure approach to the music.' Arthur Chodoroff (professor at Temple University) April 1998. This was an enjoyable recital. The various South American selections had a very beautiful rhythmic flow and natural phrasing.' Jeffrey Solow (Professor at Temple University) April, 1998. 'Pardo-Tristán was well prepared and confident with his performance' Cheryl Dileo (Professor at Temple University) April, 1998. 'Emiliano Pardo Tristán played with so much energy and emotion that the room was filled with the echoes of Latin rhythms.' Community Focus. November 17, 1994. (Philadelphia, USA). 'Emiliano is proving himself to be a very strong, technically solid guitarist with fine musicianship.' Allen Krantz (Guitar Professor of Temple University) February 26, 1993 (Philadelphia, USA). '...contribution of young and refreshing art, developed with lot of care and professionalism,...' Marta Lucía Moncada V. La Prensa, February 24, 1992. Panamá. 'Emiliano Pardo, an instrumentalist with high technical level and excellent interpretative quality.' Jorge Ledezma-Bradley (Conductor of the Panama National Orchestra) February 14, 1992 Panamá. '...Emiliano Pardo Tristán, young and talented guitarist, ambitious in the practice and study of his art and consecrating in his effort to show it...' La Prensa April 21, 1991. Panamá. 'The music losses it's unintelligible shape and acquires physical forms that can be touched and understood. This thought is what remains with us after seeing and listening to Emiliano Pardo Tristán, a Panamanian who performs the classical guitar with the enthusiasm of a child, and at the same time of a mature man who doesn't forget the notes, because the notes are his life.' Jorge Luis Sánchez La Prensa, April 26, 1990. Panamá. 'Emiliano Pardo Tristán is going to be the figure with most renown in the Central American Isthmus, in the refined art of the Classical Guitar.' La Estrella de Panama, April 4, 1990. Panamá. '...the art creates subtlety intelligence and virtuosity in the character of the Panamanian soloist Emiliano Pardo Tristán.' December 1990. Fort-de France, Martinique (France). '...when we listen to a guitarist like Emiliano Pardo Tristán we discover that the guitar is an instrument without limits. He knows how to dig out it's secrets'. La República, January 27,1989. Panama. SPANISH Emiliano Pardo-Tristan Compositor y guitarrista, nació en Santiago de Veraguas, Panamá y reside en la ciudad de Filadelfia desde 1992. Hizo estudios en el Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, España (1978-1985), y es graduado del Instituto Nacional de Música de Panamá (donde posteriormente trabajó como docente). Emiliano tiene una maestría en interpretación y un doctorado en composición de la Universidad de Temple en Filadelfia. Ha asistido a cursos de composición en el Festival de Córdoba con el maestro cubano Leo Brouwer, el Instituto de Investigación Electroacústica (IRCAM) en París con Jonathan Harvey y Gérard Grisey, y en el Carnegie Hall de Nueva York con el maestro Pierre Boulez. Su obra ha sido tocada por la Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Grand Rapids Orchestra de Michigan, Jackson Symphony Orchestra de Tennessee, Orquesta Sinfónica de Panamá, Latin Fiesta Ensemble, Temple's New Music Trio, Cuarteto de Saxofones PRISM de Nueva York, Trío Gandhara de Uruguay, Trío Cadenza de Bélgica, The Philadelphia Guitar Trio, el dúo griego/alemán Audiamour y el dúo español +Que 2. Ha recibido premios del Consejo de las Artes de Pennsylvania, la Sociedad de Compositores de Estados Unidos, el Foro de Compositores Americanos. Además, la Fundación Presser le concedió un premio por un proyecto de investigación sobre la música de mejorana que culminó en su disertación doctoral. Esta distinción se hace cada año "para alentar y dar soporte de manera especial en los estudios avanzados y la carrera de estudiantes de música verdaderamente excepcionales y de gran talento, quienes tienen el potencial de hacer una contribución distinguible en el campo de la música". Días antes de su graduación la Universidad de Temple le hizo merecedor del premio Dr. John Henry Heller, Jr., por excelencia en composición. Emiliano ha ofrecido recitales de guitarra en Panamá, Martinica, Austria, Estados Unidos y España. Es el fundador del Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra en Panamá y presidente y director artístico de la Asociación Guitarrística de Panamá. Ha grabado tres discos: el primero, "Hecho en Salamanca," a dúo con la guitarrista panameña Teresa Toro; el segundo "Música de Cámara Contemporánea de Panamá;" y el tercero "Concert d'aujord'hui" como solista que saldrá en agosto de 2007. En la actualidad prepara una grabación con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Panamá, que incluirá su "Concierto Mejorana" para guitarra y orquesta, basado en transcripciones originales de música folclórica panameña. Emiliano se desempeña como docente en Filadelfia en la Universidad La Salle y el Conservatorio Bryn Mawr. Sobre su trabajo se ha dicho: "El trabajo de Emiliano está caracterizado por una devoción a la música folklórica e índigena de Latinoamérca, pero filtrado através de un estilo único y convincente que emplea una orquestación ingeniosa ... Sus composiciones son extremadamente efectivas en concierto, con algo para cada oyente." Dr. Maurice Wright Profesor de Composición de la Universidad de Temple, Filadelfia 'Raramente uno experimenta una interacción artística de música de dos culturas en el contexto clásico. La habilidad de Pardo-Tristán para transportar al oyente a una esfera contrastante de música, sugiere que el es en verdad un embajador musical. No tengo la menor duda de que Pardo-Tristán está a las puertas de una desafiante y creativa carrera artística.' Dr. Charles W. White (Director jefe del Departamento de Música de la Universidad La Salle). 'Un verdadero y excepcional músico y compositor. El 'Concerto Grosso Alla Fiesta'es una composicion única e innovadora que yuxtapone magistralmente los colores y ritmos de la música popular latina, con el sonido y textura de la orquesta sinfónica. El público fue cautivado con esta pieza en su estreno con la Philadelphia Classical Symphony. Pardo-Tristán es en realidad un compositor al que se debe poner atención. Una nueva figura latina en el mundo de la música.' María del Pico Taylor, directora artística del grupo Latin Fiesta y profesora de piano en la Universidad de Temple. 'Emiliano Pardo Tristán es un instrumentista de alto nivel técnico y excelente calidad intererpretativa.' Jorge Ledezma-Bradley (Director de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Panamá) 'Emiliano Pardo Tristán tocó con tanta energía y emoción que la sala se llenó de los ecos de ritmos latinos.' Community Focus, 17 de noviembre de 1994 (Filadelfia, EEUU). '...el arte hecho sutileza, inteligencia y virtuosidad en la persona del concertista panameño Emiliano Pardo Tristán.' Fort de France, 15 de Diciembre de 1990 (Martinica). '...cuando se escucha a un guitarrista como Emiliano se descubre que la guitarra es un instrumento sin límites. El conoce la manera de desentrañar sus secretos.' La República, 27 de enero de 1989 (Panamá).

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Title: Contemporary Chamber Music from Panama
Release Date: 30/01/2007
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 837101277112
Item #: SRD127711
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