Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires Suite; Verano Porteño; Milonga del Ángel

Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires Suite; Verano Porteño; Milonga del Ángel

by Versus Ensemble
     
 

This Naxos disc by the five-member Versus Ensemble contains a potpourri of seven different works by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. It includes many of his best known major works -- the "Milonga del ángel," "Verano Porteño," "Libertango," and "Oblivion" -- plus five excerpts from his least known major work: his operetta "Maria deSee more details below

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This Naxos disc by the five-member Versus Ensemble contains a potpourri of seven different works by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. It includes many of his best known major works -- the "Milonga del ángel," "Verano Porteño," "Libertango," and "Oblivion" -- plus five excerpts from his least known major work: his operetta "Maria de Buenos Aires." Of the 11 tracks here, four feature either vocalist Enrique Moratalla or soprano María Rey-Joly, one features reciter Horacio Ferrer, and six are instrumentals. The performances are generally bright, stylish, and swinging with a nice sense of the drive and sway of the ubiquitous tango rhythm, but, it must be admitted, they don't have much of a sense of the emotional melancholy and the sexual mystery that pervade better performances of Piazzolla's music. It must likewise be added that there are no texts or translations provided in the slender program book and only the briefest of composition descriptions. Recorded mostly at Caja Rural Auditorium in Granada in 2006, the performers' self-produced digital sound is remarkably bright and close.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313052370
catalogNumber:
8570523
Rank:
225553

Tracks

  1. Milonga del ángel, tango (from Ángel series)  - Astor Piazzolla  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  2. Verano porteño, tango (incl. in Cuatro estaciones porteñas [The Four Seasons])  - Astor Piazzolla  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  3. Chiquilín de Bachin, tango song  - Astor Piazzolla  - Horacio Ferrer  - Horacio Ferrer  - Miguel Carini  - Enrique Moratalla  -  Versus Ensemble
  4. Libertango, tango  - Astor Piazzolla  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  5. Oblivion, tango  - Astor Piazzolla  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  6. Balada para un loco, tango song  - Astor Piazzolla  - Horacio Ferrer  - Horacio Ferrer  - Miguel Carini  - Enrique Moratalla  -  Versus Ensemble
  7. María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 1. Milonga Carrieguera  - Astor Piazzolla  - Horacio Ferrer  - Horacio Ferrer  - Miguel Carini  - Enrique Moratalla  -  Versus Ensemble
  8. María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 2. Fuga y Misterio  - Astor Piazzolla  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  9. María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 3. Yo soy María  - Astor Piazzolla  - Horacio Ferrer  - Horacio Ferrer  - María Rey-Joly  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  10. María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 4. Allegro Tangabile  - Astor Piazzolla  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble
  11. María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 5. Milonga de la Anunciación  - Astor Piazzolla  - Horacio Ferrer  - Miguel Carini  -  Versus Ensemble

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