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LISTEN NOW CUBATINA:
“Flutist Nora Lee García and guitarist Rene Izquierdo team up on a new recording, Cubatina. The album presents fresh interpretations of favorite works from Cuba and Argentina, as well as newly-commissioned pieces for flute and guitar by some of the most exciting composers of today. A Puerto Rico native, García is one of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world. Izquierdo has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Cuba, and Europe”.
“Astor Piazzolla’s “Ave Maria” is a soothing lullaby, while Maximo Diego Pujol’s “Nubes de Buenos Aires”has a perky air. Back to Piazzolla, and his “Cafe” movement from “Histoire du Tango” offers a wistful nostalgic quality. Garcia’s skill is on display throughout, but her beautifully rhythmic phrasing particularly sparkles on the “Histoire du Tango” final movement, “Concert d’aujourd’hui.”