South America pays tribute to the historic and contemporary ingenuity of musicians and composers from South America. This new album celebrates the sundrenched and often intoxicating music from this continent, pay homage to Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gardel, Antonio’s father the violinist Alberto Lysy, and new work by the Argentine bandoneon master Coco Trivisonno.
This recording enabled Antonio to introduce talented and generous harpist Marcia Dickstein Vogler and flutist Anastasia Petanova, for the performances of Villa Lobos’ Black Swan for harp and cello which opens this album, as well as Jet Whistle for flute and cello. Yarlung also had the privilege of working with Coco Trivisonno on the album, one of the last living members of Piazzolla’s intrepid ensemble, one of the titans who transformed Argentine music. As is standard on Yarlung albums, Antonio’s performances with Marcia, Anastasia and Coco are all single takes.
Along with pianist Martha Argerich, Antonio’s father the violinist Alberto Lysy remains one of South America’s most celebrated classical concert musicians. Alberto had the privilege of learning this work with the composer in advance of a performance with Gaspar Cassadó in 1958. Later, Antonio and Alberto became major performers of the work.
Total time: 01:05:22
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Sonorus ATR12 Analog Tape Recorder
Steve Hoffman, Bob Attiyeh & Tom Caulfield
AKG C-24 with special new old stock (NOS) RCA 6072 vacuum tube , Schoeps M222 vacuum tube microphones
|Original Recording Format|
Bob Attiyeh, Arian Jansen & Paul Sutin
Brain and Creativity Institute's Cammilleri Hall at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, April 1-3, 2017
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|Release Date||March 23, 2018|
Handing the cyberspace today to the wonderful cellist Antonio Lysy, son of the now legendary violinist Alberto Lysy (1935-2009). Antonio’s projects today include being co-artistic director of the Incontri in Terra di Siena festival in Italy, teaching at UCLA and exploring a range of glorious music in creative formats, from Bach to Piazzolla.
Back in 2001 Alberto and Antonio recorded the Kodály Duo for violin and cello together. This recording was released for the first time just a few weeks ago. Hungarian as Kodály may be, the album is in fact called South America and features works by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Coco Trivisonno and more – paying tributes to Antonio’s multifarious background and influences. The South American repertoire is irresistibly seductive and atmospheric, while the Kodály, performed with tremendous intensity, bravura and sensitivity, is more than a treat and a half.
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