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Tango (The Elegy for Those Who Are No Longer)
     

Tango (The Elegy for Those Who Are No Longer)

by I Fiamminghi, The Orchestra of Flanders
 
Rudolf Werthen and I Fiamminghi, his Flemish chamber orchestra, first played Astor Piazzolla's music as part of a multimedia project documenting the "Dirty War" of the 1970s in Argentina. This darkly dramatic context obviously had a tremendous impact on the players' ferociously focused and intense approach to Piazzolla's art. The participation of Argentinean musicians

Overview

Rudolf Werthen and I Fiamminghi, his Flemish chamber orchestra, first played Astor Piazzolla's music as part of a multimedia project documenting the "Dirty War" of the 1970s in Argentina. This darkly dramatic context obviously had a tremendous impact on the players' ferociously focused and intense approach to Piazzolla's art. The participation of Argentinean musicians like bandoneón player Juan José Mosalini adds an additional dash of sonic and spiritual authenticity. Werthen takes an unusually unsentimental approach to the ballads, unlike many classical performers who play up the music's nostalgic sweetness. Here the tunes are as beautiful as ever, but any hint of sugar has been burned off. Telarc's recording is so immediate one can hear the scrunch of the bandoneón's bellows gasping for air.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0089408052620
catalogNumber:
5085037

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Performance Credits

I Fiamminghi, The Orchestra of Flanders   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Fulvio Paredes   Guitar
Juan José Mosalini   Bandoneon
Osvaldo Calo   Piano
Leonardo Sanchez   Guitar
Otto Derolez   Violin
Rudolf Werthen   Conductor
Laura Fernandez Lahera   Vocals
Eduardo Baro   Narrator
Gyorgy Schweigert   Bass,Double Bass
Eduardo Baro   Spoken Word
Laura Fernandez Lahera   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jack Renner   Engineer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction,Cover Design
Richard E. Rodda   Liner Notes
Jorge Luis Borges   Text
Cátulo Castillo   Text
Rudolf Werthen   Liner Notes
James Mallinson   Producer
Mark Robertson-Tessi   Text Translation
G. Monteleone   Cover Illustration

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