- CDR 90000 124
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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Cedille Records' all-time best-selling artist, has created another rare - perhaps unique - contribution to the world's CD catalog: an album of Spanish and Latin American music written solely for unaccompanied violin. Capricho Latino, Ms. Pine's 12th Cedille CD, offers eight world-premiere recordings: In addition to premieres of works by Roque Cordero, César Espejo, and José White, the CD brings first-time recordings of pieces composed or arranged for Ms. Pine by José Serebrier, Luis Jorge González, and Jesús Florido; and two of her own arrangements. The diverse program of virtuoso pieces draws from the late-Romantic period to the present day. Represented are composers from Argentina, Cuba, Panama, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela - plus works in a Spanish vein by Belgian and English composers. Inaugurating this musical journey is Ms. Pine's virtuoso arrangement of Albéniz's Asturias, which draws on both the familiar guitar version and the original but less-known piano score. The CD ends with a treat for listeners of all ages: Alan Ridout's Ferdinand the Bull, narrated with great affection by Obie and Emmy award winning actor Héctor Elizondo, a veteran of Broadway, Hollywood, and network television.