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Piazzolla: Time of Life / Draugsvoll, Rasmussen


Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573896  
Composer:  Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir DraugsvollMette Rasmussen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Astor Piazzolla’s name is synonymous with Nuevo Tango, an experimental compound of traditional and contemporary influences, and this recording offers a bouquet of his finest music in wholly original arrangements for classical accordion and piano. This selection includes the unforgettable Milonga del angel as well as the evocative suite The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The Double Concerto ‘Hommage a Liege’ is one of Piazzolla’s most classically orientated works, by turns playful, catchy and lyric, while the examples drawn from his film music are among his most enduring. Geir Draugsvoll is considered to be one of the most versatile musicians on the classical accordion. He has performed with world class orchestras, conductors and musicians Read more such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, and others. He has also released several albums, all to critical acclaim. Mette Rasmussen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and at Artlife International in Paris. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Scandinavia, Switzerland, France and China, and has broadcast on radio and TV, as well as appearing at several festivals and important venues. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tanti anni prima (Many Years Before) by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: Arr. G. Draugsvoll and M. Rasmussen for Accordion & Piano 
2.
Las estaciones porteñas (4) by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967-1970; Argentina 
Notes: arr. G. Draugsvoll and M. Rasmussen for accordion and piano 
3.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Notes: arr. G. Draugsvoll and M. Rasmussen for accordion and piano 
4.
Michelangelo 70 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: arr. G. Draugsvoll and M. Rasmussen for accordion and piano 
5.
Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
Notes: arr. G. Draugsvoll and M. Rasmussen for accordion and piano 
6.
Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Argentina 
Notes: arr. A. Šenderovas, G. Draugsvoll and M. Rasmussen for accordion and piano 
7.
Chiquilín de Bachin by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Geir Draugsvoll (Accordion), Mette Rasmussen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Notes: arr. G. Draugsvoll for accordion and piano 

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