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Piano works


Ostinato has produced recordings of Ginastera's complete piano solo works in 2 CDs, and both of his piano concertos.

Piano Concerto No.1, Op. 28
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 39
Dora De Marinis, Piano. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Julio Malaval, conductor.

Dora De Marinis

Concertos No. 1 and No. 2
Dora De Marinis, piano
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Julio Malaval

A landmark recording, this is the first CD to date containing both Piano Concerti by Ginastera. Dramatic rhythmic energy, magical atmospheres, and fascinating lyricism combined in a magnificent tour de force where the orchestra and the soloist shine with splendor. These two piano concerti are milestones in the history of the modern piano concerto.

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De Marinis is partnered hand in glove by Julio Malaval ... for whom the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra plays head-and-shoulders above the average heard on a lot of their 140+ Naxos and Marco Polo discs ... [Ms. De Marinis] is comparably incisive as well as considerably more poetic [than Oscar Tarrago in his recording of the first concerto.] ROGER DETTMER. Classical CD Review

* * * * (four out of four stars). Revista Clasica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

De Marinis's big tone (displayed in 2's three-minute cadenza) and obvious understanding of Ginastera's music serve these pieces well, and Julio Malaval has the Slovakians playing as if to the manner born. These concertos make an awesome display of compositional technique, sometimes misapplied."- McKee, American Record Guide, Nov/Dec2001.

"La interpretacion de Dora de Marinis es precisa, intensa y extremadamente sutil. De Marinis, profesora en la Universidad de Cuyo y autora de las excelentes notas del cuadernillo del disco, constituye una referencia fundamental de la musica argentina para piano. No menos rico y matizado es el desempeno de la orquesta que dirige Malaval. Calificacion: Muy bueno." - Federico Monjeau, La Guia de Espectaculos y Salidas, August, 2001

"Dora De Marinis is certainly compelling in both these worksÁKJulio Malaval and the Slovak R.S.O. provide excellent support and Naxos affords them all fine sound. If you like the repertory, you'll find these of great appeal." - Robert Cummings,, September 3, 2001

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These CDs have received the ACE award (Asociacion Argentina de Cronistas del Espectaculo - Argentine Association of Entertainment Journalists) and the "Diario Los Andes" award. Declared project of national interest by the Argentine Congress.


Complete works for piano
in 2 CDs

Both CDs have been digitally recorded, edited and mastered at a professional recording studio, using the latest available technology. Piano: Steinway & Sons concert grand. Recorded at "Estudios Cosentino," Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1995. All CDs include a booklet in English and Spanish with Ginastera's biography and complete notes on all the pieces.

Pianists: Dora De Marinis, Fernando Viani, Gabriel Lofvall, Julio Ogas, Marcela Gonzalez, Martin Bucki and Carlos Soria

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South America: Dora De Marinis (president) (
Phone: (261) 428-8822 (Argentina)