Saturday, January 19, 2008

Piano 101: 4. Danza del Viejo Boyero

Or Dance of the Old Cowherd, although I can't imagine anybody dancing to this piece, much less an old cowherd.

Viejo Boyero is the first of three pieces that make up Alberto Ginastera's Danzas Argentinas. These three were among the last pieces I studied with Douglas Voice.

Listen for the six long notes at the end: they're the notes of the six open strings of a guitar.

Track 4: Danza del Viejo Boyero (Alberto Ginastera)


  1. Sounds great Kenneth. It's sure nice being able to come into Art Facts and hear you play.
    Love, Mom

  2. Kenneth,
    I have listened to this piece twice now. It sounds so frenetic and yet I'm sure it must take skill and practise to play it the way that you do.

    I agree with BJ, it's great to be able to come to Art Facts and hear you play. Now we have four selections from which to choose. Thank you.