Ginastera: One Hundred

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Yolanda Kondonassis has performed Ginastera’s iconic Harp Concerto nearly 200 times.

Ginastera: One Hundred—the latest project by recording artist Yolanda Kondonassis—has just been released by Oberlin Music with distribution by Naxos. Kondonassis is the executive producer of the new album, which celebrates the 2016 centennial of the iconic Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. The album features Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op. 25, performed by Kondonassis with the Oberlin Sympohny Orchestra, plus performances by Gil and Orli Shaham (Pampeana No. 1, Op. 16 for violin and piano) and Jason Vieaux (Sonata for Guitar, Op. 47).

“This recording is a celebration of an incredible composer and his music,” Kondonassis told Harp Column. “It’s also a bit of a personal ‘thank you’ for contributing such a wonderful concerto to the harp repertoire. I’m so fortunate to have such great people around me who helped make this project happen with their support and amazing artistry.” Kondonassis estimates having performed the concerto close to 200 times. “In every performance, I discover something new—a hidden motivic layer, a subtle orchestral color I hadn’t noticed before, or just another interpretive pathway to explore,” she says.

Ginastera: One Hundred is produced by Erica Brenner with recording engineers Paul Eachus, Larry Rock, and Michael Bishop. For more information, visit www.yolandaharp.com/ginastera

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