CELSO GARRIDO-LECCA (b.1926): Andean Folk Dances, Symphonic Tableaux (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), Peruvian Suite, Laudes II.
Catalogue Number: 12S012
Description: A native of Peru, Celso Garrido-Lecca is one of the foremost Ibero-American composers, successfully integrating a unique blend of musical elements that include serialism, the native sounds of the Andes, and the influence of the "Nueva Cancion Chilena" movement. Impressions of folk music capture celebrations of life and moments of drama in the Suite peruana and Danzas populares andinas, while Laudes II expresses praise through Chinese philosophy. The award-winning Retablos sinfonicos combines popular roots in both vocal music and dance forms driven by a cajon (wooden box-drum). Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya.