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Universal Americanism?

Classical-dance fusion -
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HOWARD SMITH

'Councell-Vargas performs all the pieces with flair.'

Gran Danzón - Martha Councell-Vargas. © 2013 Blue Griffin Recording Inc

Music originating by the Rio de la Plata had a late twentieth century international efflorescence through the efforts of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer and French-American cellist Yo Yo Ma. In 1996 Kremer produced Homage a Piazzolla (Nonesuch); a year later (1997) Yo Yo Ma followed with Soul of the Tango (Sony Classics) and by 1998 Kremer weighed in with Tango Ballet (Teldec) recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.

Many more artists were to follow, among them Martha Councell-Vargas, a solo and chamber flutist, teaching artist, and scholar; Assistant Professor, Flute School of Music; Western Michigan University. Furthermore she is a specialist in the music of Latin America and the Caribbean...

Copyright © 28 August 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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GRAN DANZÓN - MARTHA COUNCELL-VARGAS

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CUBA

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