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El Ultimo Tango Plays Astor Piazzolla


Release Date: 01/24/2006 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 33   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Mark O'BrienEduardo VassalloNicolas BrichtFred Lezama Thomas,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"El Ultimo Tango are a quintet of players connected to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Their euphonious blend is rather sweeter than most other Piazzollan ensembles, largely through the inclusion of flute and cello and omission of any accordion-type instrument. Bassist Mark Goodchild’s arrangements are extremely effective and, like Bragato’s of Oblivion, the opposite of anodyne. The programme is most adroitly laid out; given the presence throughout of typical Piazzollan rhythmic and melodic finger- prints, the whole has a certain balletic quality. The high spot is Adios Nonino, here given an unusual treatment with the opening half entrusted mostly to the piano, with the rest of the ensemble taking up the final half, quite the Read more best arrangement of it that I have heard." -- Guy Rickards, Gramophone [4/2004] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Eduardo Vassallo (Cello), Nicolas Bricht (Flute),
Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano), Mark Goodchild (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
2.
Decaríssimo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Eduardo Vassallo (Cello), Nicolas Bricht (Flute), Mark O'Brien (Saxophone),
Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano), Mark Goodchild (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
3.
Preludio 1953 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Mark Goodchild (Double Bass), Eduardo Vassallo (Cello),
Nicolas Bricht (Flute), Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
4.
Bragatissimo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano), Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Nicolas Bricht (Flute),
Eduardo Vassallo (Cello), Mark Goodchild (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
5.
Buenos Aires hora zero by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano), Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Nicolas Bricht (Flute),
Eduardo Vassallo (Cello), Mark Goodchild (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
6.
Lunfardo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano), Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Nicolas Bricht (Flute),
Eduardo Vassallo (Cello), Mark Goodchild (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
7.
Adios nonino by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Nicolas Bricht (Flute), Eduardo Vassallo (Cello),
Mark Goodchild (Double Bass), Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 
8.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Nicolas Bricht (Flute), Eduardo Vassallo (Cello),
Mark Goodchild (Double Bass), Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: José Bragato. 
9.
Las estaciones porteñas (4) by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Mark O'Brien (Saxophone), Nicolas Bricht (Flute), Fred Lezama Thomas (Piano),
Mark Goodchild (Double Bass), Eduardo Vassallo (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967-1970; Argentina 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Goodchild. 

Sound Samples

Libertango (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Decarissimo (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Preludio (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Bragatissimo (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Buenos aires hora cero (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Lunfardo (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Adios Nonino (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
Oblivion (arr. J. Bragato): Oblivion (arr. J. Bragato for chamber ensemble)
Las cuatro estaciones portenas (The Four Seasons) (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble): Primavera portena
Las cuatro estaciones portenas (The Four Seasons) (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble): Verano porteno
Las cuatro estaciones portenas (The Four Seasons) (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble): Otono porteno
Las cuatro estaciones portenas (The Four Seasons) (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble): Invierno porteno

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