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

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
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: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313052370
  • Catalog Number: 8570523
  • Sales rank: 145,821

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Milonga del ángel, tango (from Ángel series) - Astor Piazzolla & Miguel Carini (6:19)
  2. 2 Verano porteño, tango (incl. in Cuatro estaciones porteñas [The Four Seasons]) - Astor Piazzolla & Miguel Carini (9:00)
  3. 3 Chiquilín de Bachin, tango song - Horacio Ferrer & Astor Piazzolla (4:49)
  4. 4 Libertango, tango - Astor Piazzolla & Miguel Carini (2:49)
  5. 5 Oblivion, tango - Astor Piazzolla & Miguel Carini (3:54)
  6. 6 Balada para un loco, tango song - Horacio Ferrer & Astor Piazzolla (4:30)
  7. 7 María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 1. Milonga Carrieguera - Horacio Ferrer & Astor Piazzolla (5:59)
  8. 8 María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 2. Fuga y Misterio - Astor Piazzolla & Miguel Carini (3:33)
  9. 9 María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 3. Yo soy María - Horacio Ferrer & Astor Piazzolla (3:00)
  10. 10 María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 4. Allegro Tangabile - Astor Piazzolla & Miguel Carini (3:05)
  11. 11 María de Buenos Aires, operetta: 5. Milonga de la Anunciación - Astor Piazzolla & Horacio Ferrer (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Versus Ensemble Primary Artist
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