PIANO WORKS of AURELIO DE LA VEGA
Aurelio De La Vega
MARTHA MARCHENA, piano
World Premiere Recordings
"Martha Marchena's performances are poetic and assertive; the recording has lots of presence"
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE [September/October 2004]
"A compelling musical biography, to be sure, a reflection of a most interesting time...Martha Marchena delivers the story with great passion and skill"
FANFARE [March/April 2004]
PROGRAM NOTESCuban composer Aurelio de la Vega has been a leading figure in Latin-American art music for over a half century, receiving numerous prizes, commissions & awards throughout this hemisphere. His musical style is dramatic, intense & expressive, and the evolution of his compositional craft is clearly evident in this CD, a complete anthology of his works for solo piano.
Pianist Martha Marchena (also a Cuban artist) is an innovative and versatile performer, and a powerful interpreter of de la Vega’s music. The composer himself asserts that “Marchena’s devotion to the works contained in this recording brings out all the nuances, facets & contrasts they exhibit”. This is a top-notch performance of fascinating music.
PROGRAMAURELIO DE LA VEGA
Preludio No.1 (1944)
Preludio No.2 (1944)
Preludio No.3 (1944)
Danza Lenta (1956)
Homenagem ("In Memoriam Heitor Villa-Lobos") (1985-86)