Tango nuevo

Tango nuevo

by Gryphon Trio
     
 
Gryphon Trio, the outstanding Canadian string trio, has never shied away from music outside the standard repertoire, and this selection of contemporary tangos by Latin American composers further broadens the scope of their reach. The bulk of the CD is devoted to Astor Piazzolla in arrangements by José Bragato and Hilario Durán.

Overview

Gryphon Trio, the outstanding Canadian string trio, has never shied away from music outside the standard repertoire, and this selection of contemporary tangos by Latin American composers further broadens the scope of their reach. The bulk of the CD is devoted to Astor Piazzolla in arrangements by José Bragato and Hilario Durán. Piazzolla's work is so durable that it thrives in any number of incarnations, and these arrangements (and performances) make a string trio seem like a completely natural medium for the music's feral energy. The Gryphon Trio plays with all the languor or recklessly passionate abandon the music requires; the players sound like they have this music in their blood. The players get both the rhythmic fluidity and punchy incisiveness that give Piazzolla's tangos so much life, and they are fluent in bending the tone to give the music an authentic flavor of folk-based music. The selections include two multi-movement works, Piazzolla's "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires," and four of the composer's "Angel" pieces. There are also two works by Cuban composer Hilario Durán that are similar to Piazzolla's in their style and energy level, and a lovely transcription of the Ginastera song "Milongo." The sound is clear and clean and exceptionally vivid and practically leaps out at the listener.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
Label:
Analekta
UPC:
0774204985721
catalogNumber:
29857
Rank:
285716

Tracks

  1. Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle  - Astor Piazzolla  - José Bragato  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys
  2. Oblivion, tango  - Astor Piazzolla  - José Bragato  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys
  3. Milonga del ángel, tango (from Ángel series)  - Astor Piazzolla  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys  - Hilario Durán
  4. La Muerte del ángel, tango (from Ángel series)  - Astor Piazzolla  - José Bragato  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys
  5. Resurrección del ángel, tango (from Ángel series)  - Astor Piazzolla  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys  - Hilario Durán
  6. Tango del ángel, tango (from Ángel series)  - Astor Piazzolla  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys  - Hilario Durán
  7. New Danzon, tango  - Hilario Durán  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys
  8. Contradanza, tango  - Hilario Durán  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys
  9. Milonga, for piano (arranged from "Canción del arbol olvido" Op.3)  - Alberto Ginastera  - Mario Labbe  - Jamie Parker  - Werner Thomas-Mifune  -  Gryphon Trio  - Annalee Patipatanakoon  - Roman Borys

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