This month's political pin-up

This month's political pin-up


norman lebrecht

September 05, 2010

The new recording by Gabriela Montero has been decked out, at her request, in the national colours of Venezuela. Ms Montero is not a supporter of the Hugo Chavez regime. She chooses to live abroad.

The record, of music by various Latin American composers including herself and the 19th century Venezuelan virtuosa Teresa Carreno, is a love letter to her country.

In the booklet, which I haven’t yet seen, she makes the point with greater precision. And she does not stand alone. EMI, uniquely for a major label, allowed her to change its logo from red to blue on the sleeve to conform to her political and aesthetic standpoint.

Go, Gabi!



Here’s the microsite for track details.