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PAUL DESENNE

RECORDINGS

 

 

EL PUENTE SOBRE EL RIO GUAIRE
Alzheimer ensemble (2014)
Collected works created by Alonso Toro & Paul Desenne
Music and radio art reflecting on cultural & political amnesia and cultural confusion in Latin America.
Numerous Venezuelan artists and voices collaborated in this project which includes processed field recordings, political satire (aired 1999-2003) and music.
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THE LATIN PROJECT
Latin Pieces for Cello Quartet
Featuring "Bossa do Fim" by Paul Desenne (2014)
The Boston Cello Quartet

 

NUBES BAJAS
Latin American Solo Cello Music (2013)
Jaguar Songs for solo cello (2002) by Paul Desenne
Nicholas Mariscal, cello

 

INCANTO

Label: Clear Note, 2013

Contemporary Venezuelan music
Featuring Ranchosón for solo flute

from the Sonata for Solo Flute by Paul Desenne

Ysmael Reyes, flute / Susan Olenwine, piano

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ECO DE VIOLIN

2011

New Latin American music for violin with piano and electronics
Featuring Suite Venezolana for violin and piano by Paul Desenne

IU Music & LAMC, Indiana University

Colin Sorgi, violin / Jooeun Pak, piano

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DESCUBRIENDO A AUGUST NOLCK

Label: Nölck Red América C.A. – Caracas 2011
Works for cello and piano by August Nölck

Paul Desenne, cello / Arnaldo Pizzolante, piano

 

JAGUAR SONGS
Label: Cello Classics, London – April 2010
Collected cello works by Paul Desenne
Nancy Green, cello

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Strings Magazine Editor's Choice July 2010
"The cello takes center stage on Jaguar Songs (Cello Classics), a robust and engaging recording of contemporary works by Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne. The gifted cellist Nancy Green, who studied with Jacqueline du Pré and has won numerous awards, plays all the parts: for solo, three, and four cellos. Desenne has a knack for blending 18th-century Bach counterpoint and 21st-century cello technique. The title work is a four-movement suite for solo cello. Desenne explains that in Amazonian mythology, the jaguar represents blood and death. Whether these visceral pieces are sculpted as soundscapes or dances, Green supplies immediacy and power to these performances." G.C.


LA REVOLTOSA
Label: Clarinet Classics, London – January 2010
La Revoltosa (2000) and Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1997)
by Paul Desenne
Jorge Montilla, clarinet
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EN BUSCA DE AUGUST NOLCK
Label: Nölck Red América C.A. – Caracas 2007
Short works for cello and piano by August Nölck (1862-1928)
Paul Desenne, cello / Arnaldo Pizzolante, piano

YOPO TIME
Caracas 2007
Paul Desenne collected chamber works (1998-2004)
Paul Desenne and guests

SUELOS
Label: Cacao Music – Caracas 2007
Guasa del borrachito (1983) for clarinet quartet and cuatro,

from Quinteto del pájaro by Paul Desenne
Caracas Clarinet Quartet

TORO SOLO
Label: Gurrufío Records – Caracas, 2006
Sonata for Solo Flute (2001) by Paul Desenne
Luis Julio Toro, flute

EL RETO
Label: Gurrufío Records – Caracas 2004
El Reto: Leyenda de Florentino y el diablo (2002-2003)
Cantata for three voices, chamber orchestra and traditional Venezuelan instruments by Paul Desenne
Camerata Criolla and Ensamble Gurrufío

ALZHEIMER
Caracas 2000
Collective studio creations by Paul Desenne, Alonso Toro and Pedro Vásquez, exploring forgotten roots of Latin American music through fictional (and humorous) recreations. The nine original pieces range from quartets including Venezuelan cuatro (small guitar), Renaissance cornetto, Hawaïan bamboo clarinet and electric cello, to gigantic tribal fantasies involving many percussionists, a large choir and other guest players on diverse instruments.

GURRUFIO & ORQUESTA SINFONICA GRAN MARISCAL DE AYACUCHO
Label: Gurrufío Records – Caracas 1999
Two arrangements of Venezuelan songs for symphonic orchestra and
Ensamble Gurrufío; two movements from Quinteto del pájaro
by Paul Desenne
Ensamble Gurrufío and Orquesta Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho

BATATA COCO
Label: Conaculta – Mexico 1999
Wind Nonet (1990 & 1999) by Paul Desenne
Camerata de las Américas, conducted by Joel Sachs

AIRES TROPICALES

PAQUITO D'RIVERA / CARACAS CLARINET QUARTET
Label: Musicarte – Caracas 1997
Clarinight Suite for clarinet quartet (1997) by Paul Desenne

FOLKLORE DE CAMARA VENEZUELA 96
Private CD sponsored by Multinacional de Seguros – Caracas 1996
Five arrangements and musical direction by Paul Desenne:
Venezuelan popular songs for chamber orchestra
and Venezuelan instruments

Guillermo Jiménez Leal

ASIMETRIX
Label: Dorian Records – USA 1993
La Soledad by Paul Desenne
Ensemble Maroa

TOCATAS GALEONICAS
Label: Dorian Records – USA 1992
Paul Desenne collected chamber works (1983-1989)
(with additional track)

Paul Desenne Ensemble

TOCATAS GALEONICAS
Label: Musicarte – Caracas 1990
Paul Desenne collected chamber works (1983-1989)
Paul Desenne Ensemble

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EL PUENTE SOBRE EL RIO GUAIRE

 

Latin Project

 

Nicholas Mariscal

 

Incanto

 

Eco de violin

 

August Nolck

 

Jaguar Songs

 

La Revoltosa

 

August Nolck

 

Yopo Time

 

Tocatas Galeonicas

 

Alzheimer