OUT NOW | Cellist John-Henry Crawford’s New Disc “CORAZÓN”

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The American cellist John-Henry Crawford releases his second album at present, entitled “CORAZÓN: The Music of Latin America.” Launched by Orchid Classics, it travels by 140 years’ value of Latin-American music, highlighting works from Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, and Mexico. Composers featured embody Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Guastavino, Manuel Ponce, Egberto Gismonti, and Astor Piazzolla.

The disc follows Crawford’s first album, “Dialogo”, which was additionally recorded with pianist Victor Santiago Asunción. Whereas that disc targeted on extra customary cello repertoire (that includes sonatas by Brahms, Ligeti, and Shostakovich), on “CORAZÓN” Crawford has clearly develop into at house with Latin-American repertoire. Alongside the cello-piano works, he additionally explores music for cello and guitar with the South Korean guitarist Jiji.

“In the summertime of 2019, I traveled to Mexico to compete within the IX Worldwide Carlos Prieto Cello Competitors, and little did I do know, the journey would remodel my life musically,” writes Crawford of the inspiration behind the album.

“On the time I used to be very effectively acquainted with Latin American music, however after having the good fortune of successful first prize and returning to Mexico a number of instances for performances, I fell in love with the music of Latin America, the tradition, the historical past, and the Spanish language. Because the [album’s] title suggests, this music pulls on the heartstrings and exudes romance and fervour.”

You may pre-order “CORAZÓN” in your medium of selection right here.

Under you’ll be able to hear an unique recording of Crawford and pianist Victor Santiago Asunción performing Carlos Antonio Guastavino’s Pampamapa.