Juana Zayas.

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Juana Zayas.

Hi, does anyone could let me know anything interesting about this pianist (attending to her concerts, recordings reviews, et al) ?. Thanks.

hector
RE: Juana Zayas.

hector wrote:

Hi, does anyone could let me know anything interesting about this pianist (attending to her concerts, recordings reviews, et al) ?. Thanks.

Depends what you mean by "interesting", I suppose :-)

Should we assume you've already read stuff like http://www.juanazayas.com/Recordings.aspx and http://www.juanazayas.com/Reviews.aspx ?

 

 

"Louder! Louder! I can still hear the singers!"

- Richard Strauss to the orchestra, at a rehearsal.

RE: Juana Zayas.

I have her recording of Cuban miniatures (some less than a minute), which I play regularly. Some of those by Ignacio Cervantes are worth hearing and nicely done, a sort of Cuban answer to Chopin's mazurkas even if perhaps not quite in the same league!  

I know a least two respected critics have praised her recording of the Chopin etudes as up with the great Chopin pianists but haven't heard it myself.

RE: Juana Zayas.

Further to my earlier comment I was just looking at an old copy of International Piano Quarterly from over a decade ago (when it was a GRAMOPHONE publication) and I see that in a survey of almost 100 recordings of the Chopin etudes, Donald Manildi of International Piano Archives chose Zayas's recording as his favourite ahead of Cortot (second) and Ashkenazy (third). 

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