Best Classical Contemporary Composition:

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Antonio Lysy at The Broad: Music from Argentina

(September 13, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records proudly congratulates the legendary Lalo Schifrin on his Latin Grammy Award® nomination for Pampas, written expressly for the Broad Stage concert and recorded by Antonio Lysy for his release Antonio Lysy at The Broad: Music from Argentina. This was recorded at The Broad Stage by audiophile label Yarlung Records. Profit from this CD benefits Sol-La Music Academy in Santa Monica.

Pampas, nominated for Best Contemporary Composition (category 43) evokes the magic and majesty of the Argentine plains. Maestro Schifrin describes:

“In this composition, I tried to convey the vastness of the plains between the South of the Buenos Aires province and the Patagonia, which is called the Pampa. The distant horizon puts into perspective the solitude without shadows. The first theme is distant and evocative which leads to a contrasting section of rhythmic energy. The cello states the introspective second theme but during the responses, the piano accompaniment is reminiscent of Gaucho and Afro-American folk music. The development is a dialogue between the two instruments in which both themes are being explored. The last section of the movement brings us the cello against a descending line by the piano. A somber pedal point is a preparation of the reinstatement of the introduction. A calm figure pleads to the solo cello’s final response. This work was commissioned by violoncello Master Antonio Lysy for which I’m very grateful. His performance is very moving and passionate and is obvious that both Argentinean’s enjoyed our collaboration.”

“I am delighted and honored to see part of the album Music from Argentina nominated in the Latin Grammys this year,” said Antonio Lysy. “Working with the legendary Lalo Schifrin, in the beautiful new Broad Stage, with the best collaborative musicians and technicians one could hope for, on some of the most colorful and sensual music ever written, has enriched my life immeasurably.”

Composer Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man. As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show.

Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. To date, Lalo Schifrin has won four Grammys® (now twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations. His longtime involvement in both the jazz and symphonic worlds came together in 1993 as pianist and conductor for his on-going series of “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recordings. The seventh “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recording is planned for release in February 2011.

To hear Pampas, please visit: and click on the “Listen Button.” Yarlung has provided both a high resolution and a lower resolution stream of the entire track, in the Antonio Lysy folder.

To preview the album in 24-bit depth, available through Linn Records in the UK:–music-from-argentina.aspx

For more information about Lalo Schifrin, contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or

For more information about Antonio Lysy, Yarlung Records or The Broad Stage, contact Jacob Horowitz at (310) 692-4575 or