Gabriela Lena Frank
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Adagio para Amantaní (2007)
Works for 2-6 Players
Piano + 1 Instrument
Composer note:Adagio para Amantaní
is in homage to the island of Amantani that I visited in the summer of 2006. Situated in the middle of Lake Titicaca between Peru and Bolivia, the island is both beautiful and barren, and its inhabitants absolutely depend on their relationships of compadrazgo
in order to survive the cold and arid climate.
The word compadrazgo
refers to a quintessentially Latin American idea: It signifies a special kind of camaraderie such as the bond between godparent and godchild or the friendliness between neighbors who might borrow sugar from one another.
— Gabriela Lena Frank
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Gabriela Lena Frank, piano