Piazzolla - Maria de Buenos Aires | Antarctica AR009CD

Piazzolla - Maria de Buenos Aires


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Label: Antarctica

Cat No: AR009CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th October 2018





Piazzolla, Astor

Maria de Buenos Aires




‘Maria de Buenos Aires’ is a raw and authentic version of the tango-operita by Piazzolla and librettist Horacio Ferrer. An ensemble of 14 musicians and singers perform live in the studio, without a conductor, for a live audience.

Follow ZVEZDOLIKI ensemble into the centre of Buenos Aires, and meet ill-fated Maria, born with a curse in her voice on a day when God was drunk. Seduced by tango, she is murdered, but her soul continues to roam the streets of Buenos Aires. Anti-clerical, blasphemous, potentially provocative and certainly scandalous, Maria de Buenos Aires (1968) is a forgotten “tangoperita” by Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer which translates the themes of seduction and fatality in traditional and nuevo tango, culminating in a hymn to (supernatural) deviance, lust, but also religiosity.

ZVEZDOLIKI ensemble:
- Oriana Dierinck (flute)
- Wietse Beels (violin)
- Tatjana Scheck (violin)
- Marie Ghitta (viola)
- Celine Flamen (cello)
- Lucas Eubel Frontini (double bass)
- Gwen Cresens (bandoneon)
- Anke Steenbeke (piano)
- Hendrik Braeckman (guitar)
- Wouter Willems (percussion)
- Jose Vindel (percussion)
- Raphaele Green (vocals)
- Alejandro Fonte (vocals)
- Annemie Vandaele (vocals)

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