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Extractions: Juana Zayas (piano), Mozart Rondo in A minor, K. 511; Prokofieff: Visions fugitives, op. 22; Chopin: Four Ballades opp. 23, 38, 47, and 52. Unitarian Society of Ridgewood Ms. Zayas obviously wanted to create a link to Chopin and made as much as she could of the similarities. Her secure technique, never challenged in Mozart, produced an appropriately romantic ethos. Other aspects of pianism which were to serve her well in Chopin first surfaced in the Prokofiev performance: her deft way with third hand effect, the wide range of her pianistic colors and touches, her flawlessly dazzling virtuosity in the mad swaths of keyboard covering technical passages. The grotesquerie found only in Prokofiev during this recital revealed her ability to fall in line with his wit. The artist was clearly drained at the end of such a recital. But she graciously provided three encores: some Bach/ Busoni and a Scarlatti sonata bon-bon.
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Extractions: CD-1006(1) Add to Shopping Cart Zayas's 1983 recording of the Chopin Etudes was praised by Tim Page of the New York Times and Harris Goldsmith of Opus. Its reissue on was proclaimed the best recording ever of Chopin's Etudes in Piano & Keyboard. Raved Donald Manildi in American Record Guide: "Fabulous...Zayas simply must be heard by all who appreciate piano playingand Chopin playingon the highest level." The release of this CD should elicit similar praise from those Chopin afficionados world-wide who are among the growing number of the Cuban-born pianist's admirers. CD-1006(1) MORE CHOPIN BY ZAYAS. audio samples:
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Extractions: Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post - Washington, DC Feroza LaBonne, Special to the Times Union - Albany, NY Philip A. Metzger, The Morning Call - Allentown, PA Raymond Tuttle, Classical Net Review Vincent Schommer, The Times Herald-Record - Middletown, NY Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN Los Angeles Times - Santa Paula, Ventura County, CA Donald Manildi, American Record Guide Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL The Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH The Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH The Hour - Norwalk, CT The Daily Gazette - Schenectady, NY David Dubal in The Art of the Piano, Summit Books, New York The Schenectady Gazette - Schenectady, NY The Times Union - Albany, NY The Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH The Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, CA The Journal News - Nyack, NY New Canaan Advertiser - New Canaan, CT The Schenectady Gazette - Schenectady, NY The Journal-News - Nyack, NY
Extractions: CD-891(1) Add to Shopping Cart "In 1983 the Cuban-American pianist Juana Zayas produced one of the few truly great recordings of the cycle [of Chopin etudes]. She lavishes on all 24 pieces a quite fabulous amalgam of lyricism, wit, drama and sheer pianistic craft, full of subtle and imaginative detail, lustrous tone and impeccable technique. Moreover, she conveys a warm-hearted exuberance as she sweeps through the set, setting forth one Etude after another in ideal fashion, never allowing interest to sag. This is piano playing, and more importantly, Chopin playing, on the highest level." International Piano Quarterly : Summer 1999: Donald Manildi "Style, sensitivity, a big technique and an aristocratic flair for the mixture of romanticism and classicism embedded in the music; an extraordinary pianist with a fertile mind and a personal kind of romanticism that can drive Chopin fans mad with ecstasy." Harold C. Schonberg in The New York Times "Why is it that record collectors, however experienced, can still allow landmark recordings to go unheard? She has all the technique necessary, but she is not tempted to vulgar displays of ego. Her performance, for lack of any finer-tuned term, must be called symphonic, a genuine symphonic Chopin of the kind that Petri or Busoni might have supplied. In fact, the comparison that springs to mind most frequently is that Zayas plays Chopin with the same commanding sweep that Petri invested in the music of Liszt. Higher praise is hard to imagine. A fellow collector tells me that these etudes have been recorded some 83 times. All things considered, however, there is no finer version than this one. Music & Arts deserves our gratitude."
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Juana Zayas The Rockefeller University. Wednesday, 14 April 1999. juana zayas. piano. Program. Photo credit Christian Steiner juana zayas is a relatively unheralded Cuban pianist of dazzling talent whose performances, especially of Chopin, never enough to be present. " zayas is a fine example of what is http://www.rockefeller.edu/pubinfo/zayas.html
Extractions: piano Program Photo credit: Christian Steiner Juana Zayas is a relatively unheralded Cuban pianist of dazzling talent whose performances, especially of Chopin, never fail to impress those lucky enough to be present. "Zayas is a fine example of what is called a natural virtuoso.... She merely buries her head in the music and, aided by deft fingers, reveals its richness" ( The Los Angeles Times Last updated: 29 July 1998
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Latina Pianist Shine With Talent, Tenacity fingered Latin ladies Alicia de Larrocha, Zenaida Manfugás and juana zayas might have catapulted juana zayas into a major career. But the Havanaborn pianist confronted a dilemma http://www.artsbeach.com/used_pages/Articles/Art-0001.htm
Extractions: email@example.com The parade of classical pianists marching through South Florida this month includes three who upend the stereotype of the iron-fisted male in a tailcoat. They are fleet-fingered Latin ladies: Alicia de Larrocha, Zenaida Manfugás and Juana Zayas. De Larrocha, the acclaimed virtuosa from Barcelona, plays a wide repertoire convincingly but is closely identified with Spanish masters like Granados, whose music she'll celebrate Friday. Manfugás, who'll open FIU's Music Festival 2001 on Oct. 25, was a protégé of Ernesto Lecuona and the legendary Walter Gieseking, but is a comparatively well-kept secret. She never achieved extraordinary fame, in part because of racism. Zayas, who plays this afternoon at the University of Miami's Gusman Hall, and Thursday with the Symphony of the Americas in Broward, seems an even better kept secret. Like De Larrocha and Manfugás, she was weaned by her mother on music, then went to study abroad, where she won prizes, but married young and began raising a family. Combining motherhood and performances didn't work for her at that time, and now she's making a comeback. No matter the difference in details, each of these women has striven to fulfill their musical ideals.
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Extractions: The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts Caspary Auditorium Wednesday, 14 April 1999 at 8:00 P.M. Juana Zayas, Pianist PROGRAM In the summer of 1986, she made her Ravinia Festival debut with the Chelsea Chamber Ensemble, of which she was a member for four years. In 1998, she was invited by the prestigious Serate Musicali series to give a recital at the Conservatory of Music in Milan, Italy, where she is scheduled to play again the next two years. In July, she will open the 1999 Newport Music Festival with an all-Chopin recital. Exclusive Management: Henri Fromageot, Highland Mills, NY.
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The Mountain Times juana zayas, a Cuban pianist and worldrenowned artist of the highestorder joins FORUM for a July 29 performance. In a career spanning http://www.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2003/0619/lmc_forum.php3
Extractions: POSTED JUNE 19, 2003 FORUM At Lees-McRae College Announces 2003 Season Brass, jazz and folk music are just a few of the events that will take the FORUM stage beginning June 24th at Lees-McRae College. FORUM is the eight-week cultural enrichment series in Hayes Auditorium, which brings diverse entertainment to the High Country during the summer months. The FORUM season is "trumpeted in" with the Carolina Brass on June 24. Virtuosity and good humor make the group a favorite among audiences of all ages. The group performs a wide variety of exciting, entertaining and informative programs, which include Dixieland, Big Band, jazz, Broadway, Medieval Renaissance and contemporary music. Carolina Brass is not just another professional chamber music group. It is an ensemble made up of first class musicians who are entertainers. The Limelighters bring folk music to the FORUM stage on July 1. The group, now in its 43rd year, will be perhaps best recognized for its national hit, "Things Go Better With Coke," when for three years it was the musical representative of Coca-Cola.
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Extractions: In its Summer 1999 issue, International Piano Quarterly's Donald Manildi surveyed the discography of complete recordings of the Chopin Etudes, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of the most notable of the lot. Among all of these recordings, including legendary versions by Arrau, Pollini, Ashkenazy and others, Manildi declared the JUANA ZAYAS recording to be the best of the century. His assessment amply confirms what the New York Times' chief critic Harold Schonberg observed 22 years earlier after having heard her perform these virtuoso pieces at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall: "It was altogether an imposing feat, and it may be that we have with us a Chopinist to the manner born . . . She played with style, sensitivity, a big technique and an aristocratic flair for the mixture of romanticism and classicism embedded in the music." While it would be impossible to hide the massive pianistic technique in her possession, Ms. Zayas chooses not display it for its own sake. A true musician-pianist, she has always subordinated technical accomplishment to the music itself, revealing its beauty and structure with a warm, rich tone and a superb understanding of its style and architecture. In his American Record Guide review of her 1996 recording of the Chopin Preludes, Schonberg likewise noted this proper balance and order: "She filters Chopin's notes through a fertile mind, with a very personal but never overdone kind of romanticism that looks back to the great pianists of a previous age."
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Extractions: Win a free New Classics CD Bargain CDs at Amazon.co.uk MANUEL DE FALLA - MUSIC FOR PIANO ENSAYO ENY-CD-9735. VIRTUOSO SCHUBERT - ZEYNEP UCBASARAN EROICA JDT3108. The gifted young pianist Zeynep Ucbasaran began her musical studies at the age of four at the Istanbul Conservatory. On this rewarding CD recorded at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, she plays two works by Franz Schubert: his profound and noble Sonata in A major and the visionary Wanderer-Fantasy. Both pieces are awe-inspiring in their scope and demanding for the performer but Zeynep Ucbasaran plays superbly and intelligently throughout. CHOPIN PIANO WORKS, VOL. 1 - FELIPE BROWNE CLAUDIO CR5149-2. The superb young Chilean-born pianist Felipe Browne performs a thoughtfully chosen selection of works by Chopin. These include four Ballades, the Fantaisie Op.49 in F minor, Etude Op.10 No. 12 in C minor, Prelude Op.28 No.24 in D minor and Nocturne Op.48 No. 1 in C minor. The highly accomplished playing is intelligent and elegant throughout. Browne dazzled the crowd with his keen sense of articulation, brilliant finger speed and tempering of power with eloquent sensitivity - The Washington Post ENSAYO ENY-CD-9731.
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