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September 15, 2004
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Kean University Affiliate Artist Releases New Double CD "Reflexiones" Brewster Franzetti is Solo Pianist for French/Spanish Film

UNION, N.J. – Kean University Affiliate Artist in Piano Allison Brewster Franzetti last month released a new double CD, titled Reflexiones, on the Amapola label. CD No.1 was produced in Prague, the Czech Republic, earlier this year. Brewster Franzetti is performing Piano Concerto No. 1 composed by husband Carlos Franzetti with the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Adam Klemens. CD No. 2 was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003, and Brewster Franzetti is playing Concerto del Plata for Piano and Chamber Orchestra and Suite from the French/Spanish film Dans le rouge du couchant by Carlos Franzetti and recorded with the Orquesta del Buen Ayre conducted by Mr. Franzetti.

“The director of the film, Edgardo Cozarinsky, has been a fan of Carlos' work for many years,” Brewster Franzetti explained. “We sent him Tango Fatal, which won the Latin Grammy in 2001, and Poeta de Arrabal, which was nominated for two Grammys in 2003. Cozarinsky loved both. As a result, he licensed several selections of music from Tango Fatal – some from the original CD and some from Reflexiones, and used them throughout the film. So, Carlos is the composer and conductor, and I am the pianist for what is the film’s underscore. Though we're not on screen, we are in the credits,” Brewster Franzetti said. “The film has been played at all of the major film festivals and is currently playing in Europe.”

A new, yet untitled, Argentine movie project is in the works. Music from Poeta de Arrabal for that film is in the process of being licensed.