• Artist-Title-Year
    (2007) Leonardo Balada: TORQUEMADA
  • Label Release No.
    New World Records NW80442
  • Availability

    Commercially available as CD or download

  • Notes / Trivia

     

       

    Credits

    Credits: Riccardo Schulz, Technical producer; Riccardo Schulz and Raymond Chick, engineering (3); Paul Newman, engineer (1); Michal Farrow, engineer (2); Pittsburgh Digital Recording and Editing Co, digital editing and transfer; Leonardo Balada, composer.

    Artist notes

    This recording was made possible from the NEA and the Department of Music, Carnegie Mellon University

    Critic reception

    “Transparencies of Chopin's First Ballade, for solo piano, is a trip in both drug-world usage and distance covered between one of Romanticism's tenderest melodies and Balada's untoward vehicle. To witness this behemoth striding its way to the Chopin's initial utterance is worth the price of admission. I must certainly single out Anthony di Bonaventura's performance as virtuoso-secure and apt.” Mike Silverton

    This article originally appeared in Issue 17:4 (Mar/Apr 1994) of Fanfare Magazine.

    Tracks

    1. Concerto for piano, winds & percussion; 2. Sonata for Ten Winds; 3. Torquemada; 4. Transparency of Chopin’s First Ballade

    Recording info

    Recording locations, dates:

    1. Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1992;
    2. Carnegie Hall, New York City, April 5, 1974
    3. Celebration Studios, New York City, May 6, 1981
    4. unknown

    , , orchestra/ensemble (1); Robert Page, conductor (1); Harry Franklin, piano (2); Carnegie Mellon Concert Winds, Ensemble

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    Country
    Personnel
    Camille Kowash, soprano (1); Dominic Rossi, countertenor (1); Dillon McCartney, tenor (1); Stephen Totter, baritone (1); Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Ensemble, Carnegie Mellon University Concert Choir, orchestra/ensemble (1); Robert Page, conductor (1); Harry Franklin, piano (2); Carnegie Mellon Concert Winds, Ensemble (2); Richard Strange, conductor (2); Karl Kraber, flute (3); Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet (3); Gerard Reuter, oboe (3); Raymond Mase, trumpet (3); John Aley, trumpet (3); David Wakefield, French horn (3); Ronald Borror, trombone (3); David Jolley, French horn (3); Robert Biddlecome, bass trombone (3); Jane Taylor, bassoon (3); Anthony di Bonaventura, piano (4).