Aurelia Saxophone Quartet : Tangon  | Challenge Classics CC72173

Aurelia Saxophone Quartet : Tangon


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Label: Challenge Classics

Cat No: CC72173

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 30th April 2007



Juan Pablo Dobal (piano)
Ville Hitula (bandoneon)
Aurelia Saxophone Quartet


Juan Pablo Dobal (piano)
Ville Hitula (bandoneon)
Aurelia Saxophone Quartet


In 1994 the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet recorded the CD “Contrasaxeando / Tango Nuevo” with bandoneon player Gustavo Toker and pianist Juan Pablo Dobal. The CD and extensive concert tour that followed were devoted to the music of Astor Piazzolla and both were extremely successful.

Ten years on the group together with Dobal and the bandoneon player Ville Hiltula, the quartet goes in search of the post-Piazzolla tango, while still paying tribute to the great master. We are treated to a rendition of Piazzolla’s bandoneon solo Toccata Rea from his opera ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’, Milonga Loca (‘crazy Milonga’) and Mumuki, and the sextet also plays his La Muerte del Angel as an encore.

Since its inception in 1982, the Aurelian Saxophone Quartet have set a new standard for performance in its own paticular field. The ensemble has toured the world and produced nine highly acclaimed CDs during this period, often in collaboration with outstanding artists representing a wide variety of musical cultures.

Pianist Juan Pablo Dobal was born Buenos Aires in 1964 and came to the Netherlands at the age of 25. He is a modern-day virtuoso who refuses to be pigeonholed and feels at home with a diversity of musical styles and hybrids.
Ville Hiltula was born in 1977 in Ylivieska, Finland. He started his musical career as a classical accordionist and studied in the soloist programme at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 2002 he began studying the bandoneon in Rotterdam Conservatory’s Tango department.


 1.  Juan Dargenton: Corrida en Fuerte Apache
 2.  Leonardo Sánchez: Muerte de Juan Tango
 3.  Guillermo Lago: Pequeñitos
 4.  Gustavo Beytelmann: Travesía
 5.  Juan Luis del Tilo: Esfera
 6.  Astor Piazzolla: Toccata Rea
 7.  Astor Piazzolla: Milonga Loca
 8.  Juan Pablo Dobal: Tangón
 9.  Juan Luis del Tilo: Testarudo
10. Gustavo Beytelmann: Una Memoria del Tango
11. Juan Pablo Dobal: Improvisacíon
12. Juan Luis del Tilo: Tormenta Tango
13. Astor Piazzolla: Mumuki
14. Guillermo Lago: El tonto del pueblo
15. Astor Piazzolla: La Muerte del Angel

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