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BOTTIROLI, JOSÉ ANTONIO (1920–1990)

Complete Piano Works • 1

Waltzes


  • Fabio Banegas, piano

Argentinian composer, poet and teacher José Antonio Bottiroli found his ideal means of expression in the Romantic idiom and in shorter forms of music. Exploiting the rich resources of the waltz, his pieces are infused with a remarkable range of moods, intimacies, real-life experiences and scenes from nature, as well as portraits of children and loved ones, such as the iconic Verdadero in honour of the composer’s wife—all played with the unique insights of his student and protégé Fabio Banegas.

Tracklist

1
Waltz in G Major, B23 (1971) (00:02:55)
2
Waltz in E Minor, B27, "Verdadero" (True) () (00:03:51)
3
Waltz in F Minor, B30, "Chopin" (1974) (00:03:27)
4
Vals etopeya (Waltz Ethos) in G-Flat Major, B34, "Mario" (1974) (00:04:25)
5
Waltz in D Major, B43 (1975) (00:03:34)
6
Waltz in D-Flat Major, B46, "Inspirado" (Inspired) (1976) (00:03:55)
7
Waltz in G Minor, B61 (1978) (00:01:34)
8
Waltz in D-Flat Major, B63 (1978) (00:02:37)
9
Waltz in D-Flat Major, B64 (1978) (00:02:40)
10
Waltz in F Major, B67 (1978) (00:02:54)
11
Waltz in A-Flat Major, B72, "Test Vals" (Test Waltz) (1979) (00:02:12)
12
Waltz in G-Flat Major, B86 (1981) (00:03:22)
13
Waltz in E-Flat Major, B93 (1984) (00:02:20)
14
Waltz in E-Flat Major, B94 (1984) (00:02:52)
15
Waltz in E-Flat Major, B101 (1985) (00:02:46)
 
10 Microvalses (Microwaltzes), B42 (1976) (00:04:00 )
16
No. 1 in B Minor, "Nono Nicolás: Cacique" (Grandpa Nicolás: The Tribe's Chief), B114, No. 1 (00:00:23)
17
No. 2 in G-Flat Major, "Nona Orlanda: Su mujer" (Grandma Orlanda: His Wife), B114, No. 2 (00:00:22)
18
No. 3 in D Major, "Hija I: Bolichera en Puntas" (Daughter I: Party Girl), B114, No. 3 (00:00:21)
19
No. 4 in G Major, "Hija II: Secretaria de tribu" (Daughter II: Tribe's Secretary), B114, No. 4 (00:00:19)
20
No. 5 in D Minor, "Yerno: Requerido por la Poli" (Son in Law: Wanted by the Police), B114, No. 5 (00:00:21)
21
No. 6 in D-Flat Major (00:00:21)
22
No. 7 in E Major (00:00:24)
23
No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor, "Nieta II: ¿Qué pasa, señor?" (Granddaughter II: What's Going On, Sir?), B114, No. 7 (00:00:17)
24
No. 9 in E Minor, "Nieta I: ¡Ojo, terremoto!" (Granddaughter I: Be Careful, Earthquake!), B114, No. 6 (00:00:27)
25
No. 10 in A Minor (00:00:33)
26
Papirola in D Major, B38 (1974) (00:03:34)
27
Piruchín in F Major, B65, "Página" (Leaf) (1978) (00:02:32)
28
Pájaro invisible (Invisible Bird) in A-Flat Major, B68, "Crespín" (Striped Cuckoo) (1979) (00:01:45)
29
Payasos in F Major, B89, "Clowns" (1982) (00:01:56)
30
Paráfrasis sobre un tema de Anton Arensky (Paraphrase on a theme by Anton Arensky), B90 (1982) (00:04:48)
World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:03:47

The Artist(s)

Fabio Banegas Fabio Banegas is an interpreter of the complete piano works by the Argentinean composer José Antonio Bottiroli, of whom he was a student, and has given world premieres of many of the composer’s works. In addition, he also has premiered works by Argentinean composer Nicolás Afredo Alessio. Banegas’s Czech ancestry prompted him to develop a piano repertoire of known and unknown Czech composers whom he has featured in multimedia recitals.

The Composer(s)

José Antonio Bottiroli José Antonio Bottiroli’s music emerged in stark contrast within the Argentinean classical landscape created by his predecessors, as he did not find inspiration in folklore and native dances. He also diverged from the modernist and avant-garde musical aesthetic adopted by many of his contemporaries. Instead, he found in the short musical forms of Romanticism the ideal medium for his expression, which he infused with diverse moods, extreme subjectivism, intimacy and his own real-life experiences.