Pride and Passion: Vistas of South America”

Photo by Orla Murray

On the 21st of March 2021 the Degani Piano Trio perform on livestream a programme of Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ Piano Trio and Oblivion and Rachel Quinn will perform other works for solo piano by South American composers Ginastera and Nazareth.

2021 is the Centenary of Astor Piazzolla. It will be a unique celebration of words and music of South America. The music is set alongside readings of the Nobel Laureate poet Gabriela Mistral of Chile read by Donna Anita Nikolaisen – Irish actor and voice over artist for radio and RTE/TV3/BBC documentaries.

Gabriela Mistral is known as an inspirational poet, a humanitarian and Nobel prize winner from Chile, the beautiful ‘land on the edge of the world’. Her ravishing lyrics, the remorseless candor of her love poems express inordinate passions and evoke the Chilean high peaks, valleys, springs and bleak absolute landscape of Patagonia.


The Degani Piano Trio has recently  released a CD of Astor Piazzolla’s Piano Trio works including the exuberant ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Piano Trio’ along with ‘Revolutionario’, ‘Muerte del Angel’ and ‘Oblivion’. A podcast of ‘Beethoven: Words and Music- Degani Piano Trio with Barry McGovern, Narrator’ is  also available to download from deganipianotrio.bandcamp.com and rachelquinn.bandcamp.com

Other albums include a CD of ‘Haydn’s Gipsy Trio’ & Dvorak’s Dumky Trio’ and a much acclaimed CD of ‘Romantic Piano Trios by Chopin & Brahms’.

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