5 April 2011
Amir Farid and Zoe Knighton
After the successful delivery of their CD of Mendelssohn’s complete music for cello and piano, Amir and Zoe have returned to record a CD of Argentinean music for cello and piano. The centrepiece is Piazzolla’s spectacular 12-minute Le Grand Tango.
The other compositions demonstrate that tango is never far from the thoughts of Argentinean composers, from Tengo un tango, a piece by the Juan María Solare who now lives in Germany, to an exciting three-movement sonata by Constantino Gaito (1878-1945) written during the First World War.
Pianist Amir Farid has been described as "a highly creative musician - a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all that he does, imbuing it with his own particular experience and understanding", and who "in a well populated field...distinguishes himself for all the right reasons".
Zoë is at the fore of a new generation of performer intent on forging an innovative path for the enjoyment of 'classical' music. She is a founding member of Flinders Quartet
More than just Piazzolla, hear the tango as presented by 7 fantastic composers and performed by two of Australia's finest young musicians, Zoe Knighton (cello) and Amir Farid (piano).