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Fanfare Magazine. CD Abrazando Latin Embrace

Excerpts from the review by Huntley Dent at FANFARE MAGAZINE . Complete Review

” I was captivated by Antonelli’s ability to create and sustain every mood in the program from Baroque dignity to the rustic exuberance of the Tres Danzas Argentinas by Luis Gianneo…”

” …the warmth of this album’s title is matched by piano music that has a beguiling allurre…”

“The noted Argentinian pianist Rosa Antonelli has distinguished herself as a cultural ambassador for a wide range of Latin American composers, giving US premieres at Carnegie Hall. Three world premiere recordings appear here: Piazzolla’s early Llanto Negro (Black Tears), a dance streaked through with Afro-Uruguayan drumming rhythms; Piazzolla’s melancholy tango song, Nunca, nunca te olvidé (I never forgot you); and Reverie by the long-lived Argentinian composer, conductor, and educator Alberto Williams (1862–1952)…”

” From the first tantalizing moment of Piazzolla’s “Winter” and “Summer” from his Four Seasons in much of this music, we are told, qualifies as standard repertoire in Latin culture, but every piece was new to me. Buenos Aires, the sultry mixture of romance, menace, and mystery is hard to resist. …”

By Huntley Dent