Astor Piazolla - El Tango (CD)

Gidon Kremer

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    Grammy nominee Gidon Kremer follows up his Hommage a Piazzolla with a second homage to Astor Piazzolla's singular brand of Argentinian Tango.
    Categories
    WorldClassicalMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. International
    3. Tango
    Number of Discs
    1
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Astor Piazzolla: El Tango
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    075597946222
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Nonesuch
    Distributor
    WEA (Distributor)
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    075597946222
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Revirado
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pachouli
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Preludio Para El Ano 3001 (Rinascero)
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] My Happiness
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] El Tango
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Instead Of A Tango
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Decarissimo
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Los Mareados
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Che Tango Che
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Milonga Per Tre
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Michelangelo 70
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Revirado, tango
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pachouli, tango
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Preludio para el a¤o 3001, tango song
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] My Happiness
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] tango, tango song, El
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Instead of a Tango
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Decar¡ssimo, tango
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Los mareados, for tango orchestra
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Che Tango Che, tango song (with J.C. Carriere and others)
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Milonga for three, tango (from cycle, The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night)
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Michelangelo '70, tango for bandoneon, violin, electric guitar, piano & double bass
    Genre
    World / International
    Release Date
    18 September 1997
    Country
    South Africa
    Notes

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla.
    Personnel: Gidon Kremer (violin); Odair Assad , Sergio Assad (guitar).
    A renewed interest in the work of composer Astor Piazzolla has led to a rediscovery of the tango as classical music as well as dance. The Astor Quartet, led by violinist Gidon Kremer, has created a fascinating retrospective in EL TANGO, including the composer's most famous pieces alongside selected pieces inspired by the tango master.
    Piazzolla was one of the few contemporary composers to perform his own music, and his work as interpreted by others is an opportunity to re-examine its bright and airy beauty. By leading with the violin rather than piano, the Astor Quartet provides a refreshing new take. The beautiful performances go a long way, but it is the wonderful melodies and strength of composition that star here. Even the poetry of renowned author Jorge Luis Borges recited with the title track, 'El Tango,' cannot take away the luster of Piazzolla's music.
    The Astor Quartet does an admirable job, particularly Kremer's violin and the piano of Vadim Sakharov. The expert performances, timeless compositions and warm production values make EL TANGO a classic recording. It is an excellent addition to any music collection, and charming accompaniment for that special romantic evening.

    Duration
    50m 0s
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    Gidon Kremer
    Composer
    Piazzolla
    Artists
    1. Piazzolla, Astor / Quartet / Gidon Kremer
    Date Released
    1999-01-01

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