The Sound of Piazzolla | Warner 9029583189

The Sound of Piazzolla


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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029583189

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 26th May 2017



Alison Balsom (trumpet)
Martha Argerich (piano)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)


Piazzolla, Astor

Adios Nonino (tango)
Concierto del Angel
Fuga y misterio
Histoire du Tango
» Bordel 1900
La muerte del angel (tango)
Le Grand Tango
Los pajaros perdidos
Maria de Buenos Aires (highlights)
Tango Ballet
Tango Sensations (5) for bandoneon and string quartet
» I Asleep
The Four Seasons (Las cuatro estaciones portenas)


Alison Balsom (trumpet)
Martha Argerich (piano)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)


Some of the greatest names on today’s classical music scene pay homage to Astor Piazzolla. Presented in two distinct programmes, the first part highlights the most varied of influences: this is not just about the tango; there are influences from jazz and the classical traditions of Bach and Vivaldi, all brought together here. The second part combines original classical compositions – the ‘tango operita’ María de Buenos Aires, the Tango Ballet and Concierto del Angel. The recordings by Gidon Kremer and his KremerATA Baltica are a true piece of Piazzolla pioneer work.

In the 1950s, when Astor Piazzolla went to Paris to study classical composition, the tango of his native Argentina was not considered fit for the concert stages of Europe; these were the sultry sounds of the street; the music of the demimonde. Luckily, the formidable composition teacher Nadia Boulanger encouraged her Argentinian pupil to draw precisely on those roots. Piazzolla at last found his true voice as a composer and bandoneon virtuoso. Today, he is considered the father of tango as we know it today, blending rhythmic vitality with orchestral textures. Twenty-five years after Piazzolla’s death, The Sound of Piazzolla confirms that the founder of Tango Nuevo left as his legacy a unique style of music that sounds just as fresh and vibrant today.


CD 1
1. Libertango (arr. Julian Milone)
- Alison Balsom (trumpet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Edward Gardner
2. Oblivion (transcr. Eduardo Hubert)
- Martha Argerich (piano), Eduardo Hubert (piano)
3. Fuga y Misterio from María de Buenos Aires (arr. José Carli)
- Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
4. Primavera Porteña (Buenos Aires Spring)
- Daniel Barenboim (piano), Rodolfo Mederos (bandoneon), Héctor Console (double bass)
5. Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) (arr. Eckart Runge & Jacques Ammon)
- Artemis Quartett, Jacques Ammon (piano)
6. Otoño Porteño (Buenos Aires Autumn)
- David Aaron Carpenter (viola)|Mihai Marica (cello), Salomé Chamber Orchestra
7. Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter) (arr. Jarle Storløkken)
- tenThing (brass ensemble)

8. Bordel 1900 (from Histoire du Tango) 3.57
- Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Christian Rivet (guitar)
9 . Asleep (from Tango Sensations)
- Alban Berg Quartett, Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon)
10. Le Grand Tango (dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich)
- Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Igor Uriash (piano)
11. Adiós Nonino (arr. Julio Medaglia & Jacques Ammon)
- Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker
12. La muerte del Angel (arr. Leo Brouwer)
- Manuel Barrueco (guitar)
13. Los pájaros perdidos (arr. Quito Gato/L’Arpeggiata)
- Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), L’Arpeggiata / Christina Pluhar
14. Escualo (arr. Julian Milone)
- Alison Balsom (trumpet ), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Edward Gardner

CD 2
1-4. Concierto del Angel (transcr. Rolf Gupta)
- Gidon Kremer (violin), Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon), Alois Posch (double bass), Vadim Sakharov (piano), KremerATA Baltica / Rolf Gupta

5-10. Tango Ballet (transcr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
- Gidon Kremer (violin), KremerATA Baltica / Rolf Gupta

11-17. María de Buenos Aires (highlights, arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
- Julia Zenko María, Horacio Ferrer El Duende, Jairo Antiguo Ladrón, Coral Lírico Buenos Aires, Gidon Kerner, KremerATA Musica

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