WALTER APARICIO

AIRES INDIOS

AIRES INDIOS

Piano Music of Bolivia

Eduardo Caba, Simeón Roncal, Marvin Sandi

WALTER APARICIO, piano

[MS1546]

$12.95

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REVIEWS
“unadorned, gentle, and austere music... charming music that is worthwhile hearing... The young Bolivian pianist Walter Aparicio is committed to bringing his compatriots’ scores to life, and he does it quite well. Since these scores do not present opportunities for virtuoso fireworks, this is no doubt a labor of love, and Aparicio should be applauded for it. The quality of the recorded sound is very good, as are the thoughtful and informative liner notes, which were written by Aparicio himself. An interesting release.”
Radu A. Lelutiu, Fanfare [November/December 2015]
“(++++) These composers are scarcely household names outside Bolivia, but this disc shows all of them to be adept at piano writing and skilled at incorporating the sounds and rhythms of their country’s indigenous people into organized forms that blur the boundaries between classical and folk music and partake of some of the strengths and interest level of both... all the works show fine craftsmanship and genuine sensitivity to the folk traditions on which most of them draw. Aparicio is a strong advocate for this music, playing it with warmth, involvement and conviction, never trying to give it profundity that it does not possess but never trivializing it either. This disc serves well as both an introduction to Bolivian music and a tribute to it.”
Mark J. Estren, InfoDad [August 2015]
PROGRAM NOTES
a word from the artist…
This collection of music is very special to me because it embodies the sounds of the folklore and spirit of my native country, Bolivia. Each one, in its own way, represents a certain aspect of the varied and widespread culture of the land. Personally, they speak to me because Bolivian traditions were always kept in our home. From traditional music, food and dancing, these customs were at the heart of family life. So, making this CD was a logical step in my musical journey as it is so much a part of me. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed discovering and playing this fantastically unique music.

una palabra del artista...
Esta colección de música es muy especial para mi, porque encarna los sonidos del folclor y el espíritu de mi país natal, Bolivia. Cada pieza representa un cierto aspecto de la variada y extensa cultura de la tierra. Personalmente, lo he vivido porque las tradiciones bolivianas siempre eran inculcadas en nuestro hogar, la música folklórica, la comida y el baile, estaban en el corazón de la vida familiar, por estas razones, este CD era un paso lógico en mi vida musical. Espero que disfruten al escucharlo tanto como fue mi placer descubrir y grabar esta música tan única. acerca de la música…

“In the solemnity of the Andean highlands lies the spirit of an ancient people; in evoking it, the explorer feels the vastness of its landscape” [EDUARDO CABA]

“En la solemnidad de la alti-pampa andina vaga el espíritu de una gran milenaria raza; al evocarla, siente el peregrino lo estupendo del paisaje”
[EDUARDO CABA]


A native of La Paz, Bolivia, Walter Aparicio is an active performer, teacher, and collaborator. Aparicio made his New York Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall as part of Artists International Special Presentation Winners Series in 2007. He has received First Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Duo Division (2007), First Place in the Empire State Piano Competition-Collegiate Division (2003) and has been featured on Vermont Public Radio and on Channel 21 - Gigavision in Bolivia. In 2009, Walter performed in Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano by Allora & Calzadilla at the Gladstone Gallery. He has participated in master classes with distinguished artists Andre Laplante and John O’Conor at the Adamant Music School and has performed in St. Petersburg, Russia and Beijing China for the International Academy of Music. In 2011, Aparicio performed with the Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal de El Alto in La Paz, Bolivia, and gave a solo recital in Sucre, Bolivia, for the Festival Internacional de la Interculturalidad. He also presented master classes at the National Conservatory of Bolivia and the Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia San Francisco Xavier in Sucre, and has played numerous solo and duo recitals in the Teatro Municpal-Alberto Saavedra Perez in La Paz. As an educator and adjudicator, Aparicio has worked with the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, has been a frequent juror for NYSSMA and has been a juror for the International Young Artist Piano Competition (New York Preliminary). He is faculty member at Teen Pianophoria!, a summer day camp in New York and is also a member of The Piano Teachers Congress of New York where he serves on the Executive Board and co-chairs the 20/21st Century Music Festival. Walter holds degrees from New York University’s Steinhardt School and from the Manhattan School of Music, where he worked with Dr. Deirdre O’Donohue and Phillip Kawin, respectively. He is currently Piano Faculty at Hunterdon Academy of the Arts and maintains a private studio in Manhattan. [ www.walteraparicio.com ]

Nacido en La Paz, Bolivia, Walter Aparicio radica en la ciudad de Nueva York, donde es un activo intérprete, profesor y colaborador. Aparicio hizo su debut en Nueva York en el Weill Recital Hall, de Carnegie Hall como parte de Artists International Special Presentation Winners Series (2007). Ha recibido el Primer Premio en el Concurso de Piano Bradshaw y Buono Internacional, División Duo (2007), el primer lugar en el Empire State Piano Competition- División Universitaria (2003) y ha sido presentado en la Radio Pública de Vermont y en el Canal 21- Gigavision (Bolivia). En 2009, Walter participo en “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for Prepared Piano” de Allora y Calzadilla en la Galería Gladstone, Nueva York. Ha tocado en clases magistrales para artistas distinguidos André Laplante y John O’Conor en el Adamant Music School y toco recitales en Rusia y China para el la Academia Internacional de Musica. En 2011, Walter fue solista con la Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de El Alto, en La Paz, Bolivia, y dio un recital en Sucre, Bolivia para el “Festival Internacional de la Interculturalidad”. Presentó clases magistrales en el Conservatorio Nacional de Bolivia, así como la Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier (Sucre) y tambien ha tocado recitales solo y dúo en el Teatro Municpal-Alberto Saavedra Pérez (La Paz). Como pedagogo, Walter ha trabajado con el World Piano Pedagogy Conference, ha sido jurado frecuente para NYSSMA y ha sido miembro del jurado del Concurso Internacional de Piano de Jóvenes Artistas (NY preliminar). Aparicio es también miembro de Piano Teachers Congress of New York, donde es miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo y es copresidente del festival de musica de siglo XX/XXI. Walter tiene títulos la escuela Steinhardt de New York University y de Manhattan School of Music, donde trabajó con Dra. Deirdre O’Donohue y Prof. Phillip Kawin, respectivamente. En la actualidad trabaja en la Facultad de Piano en Hunterdon Academy of the Arts y mantiene un estudio privado en Nueva York. [ www.walteraparicio.com ]
 
PROGRAM
EDUARDO CABA (1890-1953)
AIRES INDIOS DE BOLIVIA
I. Andantino
II. Con reposo—Allegretto—1er Tiempo
III. Reposado muy expresivo—Danza poco alegre—1er Tiempo
IV. Calmado y expresivo
V. Andantino—Danza alegre—1er Tiempo
VI. Allegretto

OCHO MOTIVOS FOLKLORICOS DE LOS VALLES DE BOLIVIA
EIGHT FOLKLORIC MOTIVES FROM THE VALLEYS OF BOLIVIA
Arreglados y armonizados por / Arranged and harmonized by Eduardo Caba
I. Allegretto
II. Alegre moderato y expresivo
III. Alegre y ritmo justo
IV. Andante expresivo
V. Allegretto expresivo
VI. Un poco lento y expresivo
VII. Moderato
VIII. Alegre moderato

SIMEÓN RONCAL (1870-1953)
20 CUECAS PARA PIANO [Selections]
Rosa
La Ausencia
La Brisa
Noche Tempestuosa
Huérfana Virginia

MARVIN SANDI (1938-1968)
SICILIANA, OP. 4 NO. 1 (1959)

RITMOS PANTEÍSTICOS, OP. 1A (1957)
I. …de la roca
II. …de la luz
III. …de la luna
IV. …del sexo

IN MEMORIAM – HOMENAJE A CABA, OP. 1B (1957)
 



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