Night in Argentina

A Night in Argentina

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As central as the tango has been to Argentinean music since the turn of the 20th century, there have been other musical developments as well, and while this compilation naturally focuses primarily on tango and tango-derived innovations, you'll hear other elements too -- notably a rather German-sounding waltz titled "Romance de Barrio" by the Cuarteto San Telmo and an

Overview

As central as the tango has been to Argentinean music since the turn of the 20th century, there have been other musical developments as well, and while this compilation naturally focuses primarily on tango and tango-derived innovations, you'll hear other elements too -- notably a rather German-sounding waltz titled "Romance de Barrio" by the Cuarteto San Telmo and an intensely hushed, rather overwrought performance by Virginia Luque that sounds as if it owes as much to Portugal's fado tradition or Mexican boleros as it does to the tango. But the tango-based tracks provide both a thread of consistency and a surprising variety of styles and textures. Baffa Berlingieri & His Orquestra Tipica deliver a lovely orchestral tango titled "La Guiñada"; Alfredo Gobbi & His Orquestra Tipica do the same (on the evidence of this album, it seems that every third person in Argentina has an Orquestra Tipica); while the Trio Federico-Berlingieri offers a more subdued, decorous chamber-tango with "Sentimiento Tanguero." The program ends with its pièce de résistance, a spectacular tango composition by the great Astor Piazzolla, a piece titled "Tanguisimo" that combines sophisticated compositional structure with a deep respect for the music's rhythmic verities. There is much more to explore in Argentina's various musical traditions, but this collection offers an excellent introduction.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Norte
UPC:
0886973534724
catalogNumber:
35347

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

José Canet   Guitar
Jorge Maciel   Vocals

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Carlos Gardel   Composer
Lucio Demare   Composer
Horacio Ferrer   Composer
Hugo Gutiérrez   Composer
Homero Manzi   Composer
Enrique Pedro Maroni   Composer
Emilio Balcarce   Composer
Agustin Bardi   Composer
Luis Bernstein   Composer
Jesus Fernandez Blanco   Composer
Jorge Luis Borges   Author
Pascual Contursi   Composer
Enrique Santos Discépolo   Composer
Arturo Gallucci   Composer
Ed Sherman   Art Direction
Guillermo J. Page   Executive Producer
Joaquin Mora   Composer
Alfredo Le Pera   Composer

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