Release Date: September 1, 2012
Catalog #: NV5882
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century

La Leyenda del Kakuy

And Four Other Works

Osias Wilenski composer

Tapestry East | Ovidiu Marinescu conductor
Vit Muzik violin
Juame Sanchis Carretero clarinet
Bernardo Verde bassoon
Osias Wilenski piano

LA LEYENDA DEL KAKUY is the latest Navona release from acclaimed Spanish composer Osias Wilenski. Lauded for his compositional style by Gramophone, Audiophile Audition, and more, Wilenski’s unique works range from narrative symphonic poems to operatic spin-offs to instrumental miniatures.

The centerpiece of the album, La Leyenda del Kakuy, is Wilenski’s telling of the Argentine legend of the Kakuy, a classic story of the dichotomy between the worker and the idler, and the consequences each must face. La Leyenda del Kakuy is performed by Philadelphia’s Tapestry East ensemble led by conductor Ovidiu Marinescu. Also featured on LA LEYENDA DEL KAKUY are four instrumental works by Wilsenski, highlighting his penchant for composing expressive, neo-romantic pieces for solo instruments.


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Artist Information

Osias Wilenski


Osias Wilenski was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From an early age he studied piano with Professor Vicente Scaramuzza and harmony, counterpoint and composition with Dr. Erwin Leuchter, who had been a pupil of Alban Berg. From Leuchter comes his early interest in 12-tone music, a system that Wilenski has abandoned since. During the 1950s and through the suggestion of pianist Arturo Rubinstein, Wilenski won a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he resided for several years. There he studied composition with William Bergsma, William Schuman and Vincent Persichetti. He also had private piano lessons from virtuoso Simon Barere, of which he was the only pupil. He started a solo pianist career and played concerts in New York in Hunter College and Town Hall.

Ovidiu Marinescu

Cellist, Composer

Ovidiu Marinescu, a native of Romania, is active as a cellist, conductor, composer, and educator. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninov Hall, Holywell Room in Oxford, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, and many other venues around the world. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Chamber Symphony, the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Helena and Newark Symphonies, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic, Limeira Symphony in Brazil, Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain, and most orchestras in Romania.

Vít Muzík


Czech violinist and producer Vít Muzík (b. 1972) is one of the most multifaceted musicians working on the contemporary classical music scene. His abilities both as a performer on the concert stage and in the recording booth have led to appearances on more than 60 recordings in the Navona and Ravello catalogs, making him one of PARMA Recordings' most frequent collaborators.