(2007) Leonardo Balada: TORQUEMADA
Artist-Title-Year(2007) Leonardo Balada: TORQUEMADA
Label Release No.New World Records NW80442
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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.
This recording was made possible from the NEA and the Department of Music, Carnegie Mellon University
“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.
1. Concerto for piano, winds & percussion; 2. Sonata for Ten Winds; 3. Torquemada; 4. Transparency of Chopin’s First Ballade
Recording locations, dates:
- Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1992;
- Carnegie Hall, New York City, April 5, 1974
- Celebration Studios, New York City, May 6, 1981
, , orchestra/ensemble (1); Robert Page, conductor (1); Harry Franklin, piano (2); Carnegie Mellon Concert Winds, Ensemble