Alberto Ginastera' dazzling Glosses on Themes of Pablo Casals, heard here in both its original version for string quintet and string orchestra and its later fully-orchestrated version, pays tribute to his close friend, the legendary cellist on the oc
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Finely delineated performancesApril 4 2014
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I had not heard the Glosses before encountering this recording and have become an immediate fan. Having had some Casals in my library I feel that I have some understanding the intention of the composer and feel that he conveys much of the essence of the performer and maestro, with the appropriate emphasis on the cello. The Variaciones concertantes I had just heard performed in my home town and wanted a copy for my library as it is lively, perfectly nuanced, and intellectually stimulating. This performance, although not as good as my live experience, is quite good indeed and recommended.