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Piazzolla: El Tango, Etc / Gigon Kremer, Et Al


Release Date: 08/19/1997 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79462   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaLeonid DesyatnikovGiya KancheliJuan Carlos Cobian
Performer:  Gidon KremerOdair AssadSérgio AssadVadim Sakharov,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A renewed interest in the work of composer Astor Piazzolla has led to a rediscovery of the tango as classical music as well as dance. The Astor Quartet, led by violinist Gidon Kremer, has created a fascinating retrospective in EL TANGO, including the composer's most famous pieces alongside selected pieces inspired by the tango master.
Piazzolla was one of the few contemporary composers to perform his own music, and his work as interpreted by others is an opportunity to re-examine its bright and airy beauty. By leading with the violin rather than piano, the Astor Quartet provides a refreshing new take. The beautiful performances go a long way, but it is the wonderful melodies and strength of composition that star here. Even the poetry of
Read more renowned author Jorge Luis Borges recited with the title track, 'El Tango,' cannot take away the luster of Piazzolla's music.
The Astor Quartet does an admirable job, particularly Kremer's violin and the piano of Vadim Sakharov. The expert performances, timeless compositions and warm production values make EL TANGO a classic recording. It is an excellent addition to any music collection, and charming accompaniment for that special romantic evening. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Revirado by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Odair Assad (Guitar), Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sérgio Assad 
2.
Pachouli by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Astor Quartet 
3.
Preludio para el año 3001 (Rinasceró) by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Milva (Voice), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano),
Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Astor Quartet 
4.
My Happiness by Leonid Desyatnikov
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
El tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Caetano Veloso (Spoken Vocals), Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Additional recording for this track was done in May, 1997 at Studio Discover, Rio da Janeiro, Brazil. 
6.
Instead of a Tango by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
7.
Decaríssimo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Astor Quartet 
8.
Los mareados by Juan Carlos Cobian
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Per Arne Glorvigen 
9.
Che Tango Che by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Milva (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sérgio Assad 
10.
Milonga for Three by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Sérgio Assad (Guitar), Odair Assad (Guitar),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sérgio Assad 
11.
Michelangelo 70 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Astor Quartet 

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