BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 29 & 31
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alberto Ginastera
BLANCA URIBE, piano
"Profoundly sensitive and intelligent...a truly great pianist."
Bernard Jacobson, FANFARE
"Her interpretations are full of humanity and blessed with the warmest sonority and with Rubinstein's ability to tell a story through the music."
Stephane Villemin, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"Her playing is striking for its lucid expression and intelligently laid-out textures."
Peter Burwasser, FANFARE
PROGRAM NOTESBlanca Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia into a family of many generations of professional musicians. She studied in Vienna at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Richard Hauser and in New York at The Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin. Her extensive repertoire ranges from Scarlatti to works of the present. Particularly notable are her interpretations of the complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven which she has performed in cycle on several occasions, and the complete Iberia Suite of Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz.
A prizewinner at many international competitions, Ms. Uribe has appeared as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, and the American Symphony in New York. Ms. Uribe’s many honors include the General Francisco de Paula Santander Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to Colombian Culture, the Order of Saint Charles, which she received in 1986 from the President of Colombia, and an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Valle University. She currently holds the George Sherman Dickinson Chair in Music at Vassar College where she has taught since 1969.
Her other recordings include Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos.28, 30 & 32 (MSR Classics MS1117); Albeniz' Iberia Suite and Turina's Danzas Fantásticas (Orion); Piano Duos with Harold Martina (Helicon 1020); and works by Richard Wilson as follows: Piano Concerto, with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston (CRI 618), Eclogue (CRI-602), Fixations (Troy 074), Intercalations (Troy 389), and Viola Sonata (Koch 7483).
PROGRAMLudwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.29 in B-flat, Op.106 "Hammerklavier"
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op.110
Danzas Argentinas, Op.2