Latin American Piano Music A New Release On Move

Pianist Alejandro Alberto Téllez Vargas has released a new disc on the Move label. Latin American Piano Music is a collection of
15 works by Mexican and Cuban composers like Ernesto Lecuona, Manuel M Ponce and Ricardo Castro which are recognised in Mexico but which are less familiar to the English-speaking world.

This collection includes pieces that Téllez has learned from unpublished manuscripts, evocative of the historical influences of European composition, intertwined with the vibrant rhythms of Mexico and Cuba. Although some contemporary pianists have gradually incorporated a few of these pieces into their repertoire, the majority of these musical compositions remain largely unknown. The accompanying CD booklet provides a thorough and enlightening history of the repertoire.

Téllez was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study a master’s degree in piano performance, with a related field of studies in music and medicine, at the University of North Texas. He completed a Ph.D. in Disability Studies in 2016 at the University of
Melbourne and was an Endeavour Postgraduate Award Holder from 2012 to 2016. He has taken masterclasses with Geoffrey Tozer, Leslie Howard, Peter Jablonski, Santiago Rodríguez and Stephen Hough. In 2018, Routledge published his book, Disability and Music Performance, which explores the barriers that musicians with an intellectual, physical, sensory, or neurological
disability, or an acquired brain injury encounter in the world of classical music. He studied a bachelor’s degree in music performance at the Escuela Superior de Música (México).

Read our review of Fable, a recent release on Move Records.


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