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Cristina Ortiz in Recital

April 23rd, 2010 in Piano News by

Cristina Ortiz plays music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Albéniz and Debussy in this live recording of a recital she gave during the Munich Klaviersommer. This video is freely provided by classicaltv.com:

Recital Program:
Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses, Op. 54
Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 118, No. 1 & 2
Albéniz: El Albaicín
Cyril Scott: Lotusland
Debussy: Deux Arabesques
Debussy: L’Isle joyeuse
Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Lenda do Caboclo

Although Cristina Ortiz has been resident in the UK for many years, it is the passion, spontaneity and allure so characteristic of her Brazilian cultural heritage, which are central to her music-making. During more than 25 years as an international concert and recording artist she has developed a unique bond with audiences all over the world, with the result that she has become one of the most popular and repeatedly sought-after soloists.

In concerts and recordings her commitment to Brazilian music is well-evidenced – from the five Villa Lobos piano concertos which she has recorded for Decca to the very successful American premiere in 1996 of Guarnieri’s “Choro” at Carnegie Hall under Dennis Russell Davies.

A Passion for the Piano: the Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz talks to Bob Briggs


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