IU Music announced the release of American violinist Alan Snow and Malaysian pianist Joanne Chang’s new album, “Diálogos.” This album features a collection of Mexican chamber music for violin and piano.
The disc features a variety of styles by 9 Latin-American composers including, Silvestro Revueltas, Manuel Ponce, Mario Lavista, Jose Sabre Marroquin, Rodolfo Halffter, Carlos Chavez, Leonardo Coral, Samuel Zyman, and Felipe Villanueva.
“The music featured on this album demonstrates the lineage of Mexican classical music and its stylistic evolution,” said the concert pianist and winner of the 6th Indiana University Latin American Music Competition.
“Alan and I had performed together a number of times before we had the idea to record an album of lesser-heard and performed Mexican violin and piano music, a project fully sponsored by the Board of Trustees at Indiana University.”
“During the recording, we had the privilege to work closely with leading living composers from Mexico including Leonardo Coral, Mario Lavista, and Samuel Zyman. The album presents compositions with a varied blend of styles infused with Latin American idioms, including pieces of traditional classicism and neo-classicism, impressionism, romanticism, and serialist sentiments,” Joanne told The Violin Channel.
Diálogos: A Collection of Mexican Chamber Music for Violin and Piano
Label: IU Music
Alan Snow, Violin
Joanne Chang, Piano
Release Date: July 16, 2018