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Gianna - De'j`a Vu

by Gianna Abondolo

Passionate and memorable, this gem of an album combines traditional works for cello along with the artist\'s original compositions, belonging in a category of their own.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano; Prologue
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2. Se're'nade
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3:37 album only
3. Finale
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4. Gianna Abondolo:Waltz for cello, bass, and drums
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5. Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 73; Zar
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3:47 album only
6. Lebhaft, leicht
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7. Rasch und mit Feuer
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8. Bohuslav Martinu: Variations on a Theme of Rossini for cello and
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9. Variation 1: Poco allegro
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10. Variation 2: Poco pi`u allegro
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11. Variation 3: Andante
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12. Variation 4: Allegro - Vivo - Moderato maestoso
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13. Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole for cello and piano;
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14. Nana
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15. Cancio'n
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16. Polo
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17. Asturiana
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18. Jota
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19. Gianna Abondolo: De'j`a Vu for strings and percussion
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The L.A. Times has described Gianna Abondolo\'s playing as \"world class, exceptional and exquisite\". Top prize winner of the 1988 Young Musician\'s Foundation Debut Competition, she gave her New York solo debut performance in 1991 at Lincoln Center\'s Alice Tully Hall. She leads a dynamic career performing regularly as soloist, chamber musician, improviser, and composer, thrilling audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad.

She has also participated extensively in various festivals such as Marlboro, Tanglewood, Steamboat Springs, the Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. A Master\'s graduate of the Juilliard School, her teachers have included Joel Krosnick, Gabor Rejto, Ronald Leonard and Yo Yo Ma. In 1991, she won a position with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra and played with them for four years.

Currently she resides in Richmond, CA, where she is on the faculty of Mills College and teaches privately in her own home studio. In addition to her performing and teaching schedule, Gianna enjoys composing, improvising, and collaborating with various artists in music, dance, and theater. Having studied as far a field as West Africa and Cuba, her compositional style blends ethnic influences with western classical tradition. Her works have been commisioned and performed by dance companies such as The Perks at the Cunningham Space in New York City and at Jacob\'s Pillow; Interplay of Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Dance Theater; and for the production, \"Five Women Dancing\" at the Luckman Theater at Cal State Los Angeles. Her cd, “De’ja` Vu”, has been featured on the San Francisco Bay Area radio stations “Sing Out” KPFA, and KALW. More recent performances as a featured composer have included the San Francisco Old First Concerts series, the New Music Festival at Santa Clara University and at the Strings Showcase Concert Series in Berkeley, Calif.

REVIEW EXCERPTS

\"World class, exceptional, and exquisite\" -The Los Angeles Times

\"Silvery, brilliant playing\"

\"Her cello sighed as eloquently as any diva expiring on stage.\" -The Santa Barbara News Press


Of her compositions:

\"A rhythmically rich score, music at times joyful, at times anxious, but always eerily shadowy.\"
\"...a true delight\" -The Santa Barbara Independent


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George Spelvin -- Programmer, George's Jungle Internet Radio

WONDERFUL!
Artfully beautiful music, exquisitely crafted, and must be heard to be truly appreciated!

CD Baby


Who DOESN'T love the cello? Few instruments beat out the cello for its passionate, emotionally gripping voice that reaches inside your soul and does some rearranging. These fresh new compositions featuring cello will take you through the worlds of contemporary classical, light classical jazz and the flavors of the Middle East. A perfect centerpiece for your contemplation.

James

Catchy
I bought this recording some time ago...I am still listening to it and find it refreshing each time. Great work!

Jackie

lovely
I really enjoy this cd. I am a student and it is great to study to. Some really interesting, lovely songs.

Amphian

Original Jazz/Classical Compositions Are Very Beautiful and Original
While all of the music on the CD is well performed - the two pieces that really stand out are the jazz/classical compositions by the artist featuring strings and percussion. After listening just a few times, I find the melodies floating through my mind while I work, and I wish there were more of them on the CD!

beagle47

Cello Out
there simply is not enough cello music being performed by new, capable artists. Gianna may not be new to some, but to most. Superb interpretation and talent makes this a must-pick for those whose hearts are lifted by this magnificant instrument. wonderful for Sunday morning coffee (or tea, if you're high-brow).

Catherina

Lovely blend of moods
I love the cello and really enjoy this CD with its variety of music, moods and known and less known songs.

Courtney

This CD plays on repeat--you can't get enough
There is just something about this CD that makes it stay in my player for days on end. The mix of styles and sounds make it soothing and stimulating at the same time.

James

Very Nice!
Ms. Abondolo has collaborated with some great musicians to perform several works(some with a twist) which many of us know. The "modernized" arrangements bring her cello to the fore with distinction and excellent musicianship.

Rod Ellem

Beautiful Cello playing
I love the cello and have a number of cello CD's in my collection. Gianna's disc contains some of he most wonderful playing I have heard. It is truely a beautiful sound that she produces. She has also chosen her repertoir carefully so that makes for a great album.