martes, 14 de agosto de 2012

Astor Piazzolla – Five Tango Sensations (1991)

Five Tango Sensations (1991) 
01. Asleep
02. Loving
03. Anxiety
04. Despertar
05. Fear

«Astor Piazzolla & The Kronos Quartet - Five Tango Sensations»
April 8, 1991 | MP3 | CBR 192 Kbit/s | 44100Hz Stereo | 26:48 | 36.5 MB

The undisputed lord of nuevo tangoAstor Piazzolla conceived of five tangos, written for himself on bandoneon, and The Kronos Quartet on strings. 
The neo-classical style of Kronos fits surprisingly well on Piazzolla's new style of tango and provides a wonderful backing for the maestro at work.
Though there are only five songs on the album, the title fits well: Five Tango Sensations. For each of the tangos presented here is truly a sensation and conveys the full emotion or scene as given in the titles: 'Asleep', 'Loving', 'Anxiety', 'Despertar' (= 'Waking Up'), and 'Fear'. 
Piazzolla plays his heart out on his trusty bandoneon, and the Kronos players accompany to perfection. If it's the tango you want, this is the record to listen to!

The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet has so far been responsible for the creation of more than 400 new string quartets, specially written for them by composers spanning six continents and at least four generations. 
Since 1973 Kronos has commissioned and premiered more than twice the number of string quartets ever composed by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms combined! 
They have played at Carnegie Hall and Central Park, at La Scala and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Their over fourty recordings have received Grammy, Deutsche Schallplatten, and Edison Awards. And they have introduced new music and new composers to an international audience numbering in the millions.

Hank Dutt (Violin), David Harrington (Violin), John Sherba (Violin), and Joan Heanrenaud (Cello).
(The cellist Joan Heanrenaud has since been replaced by Jennifer Culp.)

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