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Tango (The Elegy for Those Who Are No Longer)

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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...
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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
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.
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  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408052620
  • Catalog Number: 80526

Album Credits

Performance Credits
I Fiamminghi, The Orchestra of Flanders Primary Artist
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
Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
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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