Ginastera – Malambo, Op 7 (composed in Buenos Aires in 1940)

Here’s a piece that I have been chipping away at over the past 5 months. I’ll be giving this piece an airing for the first time in public on Sunday at The Emma Abell Charity Recital in Perivale. If you’d like a sneak preview, have a listen here.

The Malambo is an Argentinian Dance performed by the gauchos, perhaps to pass time whilst they were out herding cattle on the Argentinian ‘estancias’ (ranches). The piece starts off with the sound of the gaucho’s foot-stomping in the distance. As we are drawn nearer to them, the pace becomes more frantic and frenzied. When the piece really goes mental, I think that the gauchos are amassing together in some sort of “dance-off” although it could also be a punch-up. I’ll leave it to you to interpret that one!

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4 Responses to Ginastera – Malambo, Op 7 (composed in Buenos Aires in 1940)

  1. Monica Chang says:

    Hi, could you tell me where you bought the score? I’m trying to find the score for this piece. Thanks!

    • It took quite a lot of searching to find it. The only place that has it in stock at the moment is Elkin Music in the US. They were very quick to post it.
      Have fun playing it. I’m just going to upload a new version of it that I recorded recently.

  2. jose antonio says:

    Thank you. Thank you so much for playing this piece at the correct speed. 😀

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