¡colombia Viva!: Piano Music By Mauricio Arias-es
Format: COMPACT DISC
In this album Mauricio Arias-Esguerra offers a kaleidoscopic view of recent Colombian piano music, highlighting its striking stylistic variety. Germán Darío Pérez sees a traditional dance through a jazzy lens, and Blas Emilio Atehortúa takes a post-serial approach in his Preludio, Variaciones y Presto Alucinante. The influence of progressive rock music can be heard in Gustavo Parra´s Pavec Lingus, as can Jaime León´s love of US American music in his Made in U.S.A. preludes; and there is techno and angst in Ian Frederick´s Suite Catrina. Arias-Esguerra’s own contributions are highly contrasted, with lyricism in his Arizona Mirage and rhythmic drive in his Toccata Bachkovsky.