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"Traditions and Variants"

This work stems from the ongoing search for a genuine, transparent expression, causing an almost immediate language and environment adaptation. With inevitable variants that do not attempt to break from folklore as a reflection of culture and customs, but rather accompany and shape traditions that are in constant progress.

Traditions and Variants

1 - Prologo (Astor Piazzolla)

2 - Tango del atardecer (Lalo Schiffrin)

3 - Vidala del Secadal (Carlos Guastavino)

4 - Merceceditas (Ramon Sixto Rios) *

5 - Bailecito (Gustavo Gini)

6 - Milonga Triste (Sebastian Piana)

7 - Graciela y Buenos Aires (Jose Bragato) **

8 – Danza de la moza donosa (Alberto Ginastera)

9 - La rosa y el sauce (Carlos Guastavino)

10 - Nocturna (Julian Plaza) *

11 - Si llega a ser Tucumana/Alfonsina y el mar (Cuchi Leguizamon/Ariel Ramirez)

12 - Otoño Porteño (Astor Piazzolla)

bonus track - Malena (Lucio Demare) ***

Ezequiel Fainguersch, bassoon

Nicolas Enrich, bandoneón

Juan Pablo Navarro, double bass

Gustavo Gini, piano

Arranged by Gustavo Gini. *Arranged by Gini/Fainguersch.

** Cadenza by Ezequiel Fainguersch

*** Diego Fainguersch, cello

*** Pedro Fainguersch, voice

Recorded May/June 2012 & September/November 2013 at Moebio Studio, Buenos Aires.

Produced by Ezequiel Fainguersch. Cover design by Pedro Fainguersch. Cover photos of partial painting by Carlos Leppe.


1- Ciranda das sete notas, for bassoon and orchestra (Heitor Villa-Lobos)

Bloomington Chamber Orchestra

Tomasz Golka, conductor

2- Años de Soledad (Astor Piazzolla)

3- Cierra tus ojos y escucha (Astor Piazzolla)

Juvenal Correas, piano

Leor Maltinsky, violin

Juan Pablo Moraes, bass

4- Adios Nonino (Astor Piazzolla)

5- Modinha (Jose Siqueira)

Juvenal Correas, piano

Tonos del arcángel for chamber female choir, bassoon and one percussionist (Gerardo Dirié)

6- Two eyes spirit

7- Verses of light

8- Interlude

9- El arcángel descendiendo

Chamber Vocal Ensemble

Jeffrey Handel, percussion

Debrae Shearer conductor

Recorded at Air Time studio and Auer Hall, Bloomington-Indiana


Argentine bassoonist Ezequiel Fainguersch has been carving new paths for the bassoon as a solo instrument by bringing to our attention many undiscovered marvels of South American composers. His first solo CD, featuring music by Villa-Lobos, Piazzola, Siqueira, and a world premiere by Gerardo Dirié received rave reviews by top critics of the woodwind world. "If this CD is indicative of what he can do, then I predict his future will be bright indeed,"- Ronald Klimko- Journal of the Double Reed Society.

His new solo CD "Tradiciones y Variantes" is dedicated to the extremely beautiful folk music of Argentina. and will be performed in 2015 during a series of concerts in Europe and Latin America.

Ezequiel Fainguersch is co-principal bassoon of the prestigious Teatro Colón Opera House Orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is Professor of Bassoon at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires and the Conservatorio Superior de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires "Astor Piazzolla". He also is a faculty member at the Academia Orquestal of the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón and woodwind instructor at the "Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil Nacional Jose de San Martín"

Fainguersch has served as principal bassoon of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Nations, Germany, Chamber Orchestra of the State of Cyprus, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago de Chile; and was invited to sit principal in the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

For many years he was professor of bassoon at the Universidad Católica de Chile and bassoon instructor of the "Fundacion de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Chile", leading seminars and master classes throughout the country.

Along with clarinetist Jorge Montilla and pianist Juvenal Correa-Salas, Ezequiel Fainguersch is a charter member of the Latin American chamber group Taku. He is also a founding member of Ensemble Líquido, a modular ensemble dedicated solely to the performance and circulation of contemporary music of the Americas.

Fainguersch was awarded many prestigious scholarships such as the "Fulbright Scholarship", the "Anthony and Olympia Barbera Music Scholarship", and the "Music Scholarship Foundation Antorchas".

At Indiana University, he was honored as being the second bassoonist in the institution's history to receive an Artist's Diploma. His teachers have included Kim Walker, Nancy Goeres, Noel Devos, and Guillermo Roura. He attended Indiana University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the "Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música Carlos Lopez Buchardo", today "Departamentos de Artes Musicales y Sonoras de la UNA".

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