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Piazzolla: Tango Ballet / Gidon Kremer, Astor Quartet


Release Date: 07/06/1999 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 22661   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Ula ZebriunaiteMarta SudrabaGidon KremerVadim Sakharov,   ... 
Conductor:  Gidon KremerRolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata BalticaAstor Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla did more to bring the tango to the forefront of concert music than any other composer of his time. With the pieces recorded here, Piazzolla reveals the depth of his genius and his ability to bring his native country's popular art form to a new and broader dimension. The Tango Ballet is a colorful work for string orchestra. The work alternates between vibrant and forceful passages that recalls 'The Rite of Spring' by Stravinsky and a passionate melancholy for the slower movements. Kremer shines in the "Cabaret" movement which comes closest to mirroring pure tango music. The 'Concierto Del Angel' is an evocative working that collects together all of the composer's "Angel" pieces from the 1950s and 60s Read more which depict the warring forces between good and evil. Kremer sounds glorious in this work as his solos soar above the bandoneon, double bass and piano. 'Milonga del Angel' is also a standout for its bandoneon solo played against the background of shimmering string orchestra. Finally, the 'Tres Piezas Para Orquesta de Camera' (Preludio, Fuga, Divertimento) is a work for piano and string orchestra that is particularly memorable for the "Divertimento" which utilizes playful allusions to Gershwin-style jazz. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tango Ballet by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Ula Zebriunaite (Viola), Marta Sudraba (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Leonid Desyatnikov 
2.
Introducción al Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Gupta 
3.
Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Gupta 
4.
La muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Gupta 
5.
Resurrección del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Gupta 
6.
Prelude, Fugue and Divertimento by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Marta Sudraba (Cello), Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 02/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: José Bragato 

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