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Orquesta Nova

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Orchesta Nova showed an amazing amount of potential on this entirely instrumental and difficult-to-categorize debut. European and Latin American classical music was a strong influence on Nova's founder/conductor Carlos Franzetti, but the orchestral, strings-laden effort also underscored his love of Argentinean tango music particularly the innovations of bandoneon master Astor Piazzolla and the type of intellectual third-stream jazz associated with Gunther Schuller. From Piazzolla's music including "La Muerte Del Angel" and "Oblivion" to gems by Brazil's Antonio Carlos Jobim "Retrato Em Branco E Preto," "Amparo" and "Por Toda A Minha Vida" and Brazilian classical great ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Orchesta Nova showed an amazing amount of potential on this entirely instrumental and difficult-to-categorize debut. European and Latin American classical music was a strong influence on Nova's founder/conductor Carlos Franzetti, but the orchestral, strings-laden effort also underscored his love of Argentinean tango music particularly the innovations of bandoneon master Astor Piazzolla and the type of intellectual third-stream jazz associated with Gunther Schuller. From Piazzolla's music including "La Muerte Del Angel" and "Oblivion" to gems by Brazil's Antonio Carlos Jobim "Retrato Em Branco E Preto," "Amparo" and "Por Toda A Minha Vida" and Brazilian classical great Heitor Villa Lobos' "Choro No. 1," this CD never fails to be imaginative. Retailers wondered whether it belonged in the classical or Latin sections, and the truth is that it belongs in both.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1994
  • Label: Chesky Records
  • UPC: 090368005427
  • Catalog Number: 54
  • Sales rank: 300,057

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orquesta Nova Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Performing Ensemble
Carlos Franzetti Conductor
John Clark French Horn
Gary Schocker Flute
Robert Chausow Violin
Louis Colin Harp
Lawrence Feldman Clarinet, Saxophone
Guillermo Figueroa Violin
David Finck Bass
Erik Friedlander Cello
Juliet Haffner Viola
Tiberio Nascimento Guitar
Jeffrey Marchant Bassoon
Lois Colin Harp
Technical Credits
Astor Piazzolla Arranger
David Chesky Producer
Paquito d'Rivera Arranger
Orquesta Nova Arranger, Contributor
Carlos Franzetti Arranger, Director, Producer, Contributor, Orchestration, Music Direction
Norman Chesky Executive Producer
Juliet Haffner Producer
Bob Katz Engineer
Steve Sacks Liner Notes
Hal Wilson Art Direction
Bill Cantwell Contributor, Cover Art
Albert Haffner Arranger
Lee Scoggins Contributor
Joel Diamond Arranger
Larry Alan Smith Contributor
Jeremy R. Kipnis Contributor
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