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Tango Royal

Carel Kraayenhof, Ed Spanjaard, Heleen Koele, Ivar Munk, Johan Kracht, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Sexteto Canyengue, Vesko Eschkenazy

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Tango Royal features bandoneon-player Carel Kraayenhof in this album that is a celebration of Tango Music – both from Argentina and Europe.  He is accompanied on the album by Sexteto Canyengue, Vesko Eschkenazy, Heleen KoeleNetherlands Chamber Choir with Ivar Munk, Artistic DirectorConcertgebouw Chamber Orchestra with Johan Kracht, Concert Master and Conductor Ed Spanjaard.

The fact that a bandoneon-player from the Netherlands is now known as one of the most important international ambassadors of this Argentinian music is less strange than it might seem at first. Carel Kraayenhof is highly fascinated by the idiom of the Tango, which is at odds with his own culture and the flat country of his birth. His aim is to demonstrate the contrasts in tempo and dynamics, the capriciousness and poignancy of this music.

Characteristic for Argentinian Tango music is the sound of the Bandoneon. Thanks to its melancholy, muffled, yet also striking and clear sound, this extended accordion symbolizes the emigration of Europeans from countries such as Germany, Italy and Spain to the South-American continent.

Apart from the German origin of this instrument, there are many other European influences to be found in Tango music: varying from the canzioneta napolitana and tango andaluz, to both Folk and Classical music from France and Germany. Thus there has always been a close tie between the European continent and the Argentinian tango.

Carel Kraayenhof, Bandoneon

Sexteto Canyengue (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Vesko Eschkenazy, Violin (Track 3)
Heleen Koele, Soprano (Track 5)

Netherlands Chamber Choir (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 11)
Ivar Munk, Artistic Director

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Johan Kracht, Concert Master

Ed Spanjaard, Conductor

Tracklist

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1.
Clavel rojo
03:44
2.
Milonga del ángel
06:43
3.
Balada para un loco
05:09
4.
Máxima
06:17
5.
Milonga para Thirza
06:07
6.
"Allegro marcato - ""Aconcagua"""
07:04
7.
"Moderato - ""Aconcagua"""
07:43
8.
"Presto - ""Aconcagua"""
06:24
9.
Oblivion
03:53
10.
Maypa
03:12
11.
Adios Nonino
04:42

Total time: 01:00:58

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PTC5186008

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Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot

Recording Location

MCO Hilversum, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release DateJune 19, 2015

Press reviews

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“Carel Kraaijenhof is a local hero in the Netherlands. He played at the royal wedding of the King and Queen of the Netherlands. During the wedding Carel played an Astor Piazzolla track called Adios Nonino. The song is about the loss of Astor’s father and is a very important track for the people of Argentina and Queen Maxima.

In fact the Queen was involved in the re-arrangement of this song for the royal wedding. She cried and forever stole the heart of the people of the Netherlands.

It was the most re-run bit of television of the year 2002. This made Carel into a local hero and made Tango a popular type of music in the Netherlands. This album went multi platinum and the single Adios Nonino went to number one in the pop charts in the Netherlands.

The album is great. Everything one could and should expect on a Tango album. The recording of this album was in the hands of the Polyhymnia crew so one can only say it’s up to the highest standards possible. I’m sure Tango isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but it certainly would be a loss if you never tried it.”

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