Recordings

Moyugba Orisha

Moyugba Orisha

Available at White Pine Music

Gabriel Cabezas, violin
Alexandra Mascolo-David, piano

Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola
Rúbia Santos, piano


Every year the Sphinx Competition, held in Detroit, offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in an encouraging setting.

Cabezas, a cellist from the Chicago area, is the First Prize Laureate of the Junior Division of the 2006 Sphinx National Competition. Hernandez, the Gold Achievement winner of the Senior Division, is a native of Montreal, Canada and the violist for the Harlem Quartet.

Moyugba Orisha
is a musical rendition of the way that culture can be expressed through music. Many of the pieces such as "La Revuelta Circular," have Latin roots. The composer, Claudia Calderón, describes this piece as "the resonance of sounds from ethnic harps," combining cultures from Madagascar and the central regions of Venezuela.

Several of the recordings are world premieres, including the title work and Japanese-American composer Paul Chihara's
Sonata for Viola and Piano. Accompanying Cabezas and Hernandez on the release are CMU faculty members Alexandra Mascolo-David and Rúbia Santos. Both pianists contribute culturally to the album, Mascolo-David hailing from Portugual and Santos from Brazil.


 

Track Listing

1.
Alejandro Cardona: Moyugba Orisha - Elegguá Alá Lu Banché
 
2.
Alejandro Cardona: Moyugba Orisha - Obbañá
 
3.
Alejandro Cardona: Moyugba Orisha - Asesún Yemayá
 
4.
Alberto Ginastera: Triste
 
5.
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga en Re
 
6.
Aldemaro Romero: Suite for Cello and Piano: Golpe Con Fandango
 
7.
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
 
8.
Joaquin Gutiérrez: Canción en el Puerto
 
9.
Francisco Mignone: Modinha
 
10.
Heitor Villa-Lobos: O Canto do Cysne Negro (Song of the Black Swan)
 
11.
Claudia Calderón: La Revuelta Circular - Preludio
 
12.
Claudia Calderón: La Revuelta Circular - Revuelta
 
13.
Paul Chihara: Sonata para Viola e Piano - Allegro Amabile
 
14.
Paul Chihara: Sonata para Viola e Piano - Tempo di Menuetto
 
15.
Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: Sonata para Viola e Piano - Moderato
 
16.
Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: Sonata para Viola e Piano - Lento
 
17.
Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: Sonata para Viola e Piano - Allegro