Astor Piazzolla Argentina 1921-1992
“I would be offended if they said that my music is light, trivial. My music is a chamber music that comes from the tango… well, there are a lot of ways to define it. If I were a composer ofcontemporary music, I couldn’t use tango for making the music I make. I can goto a poly-rhythm, to bitonal or tritonal chords, but I can’t go beyond, because I must keep some swing, some sense of rhythm at the base. Then, in the ‘upper’, I adorn it with music. My“audacity”isin the harmony, in the rhythms, in the counter-tempi, in the beautiful counterpoint that two or three instruments can make… And you don’t always have to make it tonal, you can goto atonality also. (From an interview to Gonzalo Saavedra in Santiago July, 1989)
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Neumann U47, U48, M49
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Giulio Cesare Ricci
Giulio Cesare Ricci
Auditorium Seraphicum, Rome, Italy
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|Release Date||May 20, 2016|
Da capo Schallplatten
“In addition to Jazz and Classical Music, a special passion of Fone chief Giulio Cesare Ricci is the music of the Argentine tango. Some of the best albums from Fone in recent years were devoted to the works of Astor Piazzolla, the founder of the tango nuevo. With “Confluencia”, this series reaches a new and very special highlight.
So you could translate “Confluencia” (from the Spanish language) to “Confluence”. And what’s flowing together, the musical energies of two congenial partner first and foremost. On one side stands with “I Musici” one of the most renowned chamber orchestras in Italy. Since its founding in 1951 by students of the famous Acadmie Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. They are twelve musicians specializing on Baroque music. For “Confluencia”, we hear soft piano and the cradle step of tango with harpsichord and basso continuo.
A true Tango specialist is on the other side with Hector Ulises Passarella. The 1955 born Uruguayan applies not only as one of the world’s finest bandoneon player (not for nothing he is obliged frequently for appropriate movie soundtracks), but also as one of the most important Tango composers since Piazzolla.
A photo on the back of the album shows the microphone placement, which made it possible to record the airy and spatial sound of strings, and at the same time produce an extremely prominent and detailed bandoneon sound. The sound quality of this LP is pure, it is a feast for every audiophile! And for any Tango fan!”
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