Masters Of Bandoneon / Cuartetango String Quartet
– Mike Telin, Cleveland Plain Dealer [11/13/12]
Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla reinvented tango, combining classical techniques such as fugue with elements of jazz, unusual instrumentation, and occasional spiky dissonance. His style, soon dubbed Nuevo tango, spawned new generations of tango musicians. This recording by Cuartetango – the ensembles second CD – is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Piazzolla. It features compositions by Piazzolla and his contemporaries, as well as several pieces by post-Piazzolla artists. The arrangements for string quartet, sometimes with bandoneon and sometimes with voice, show how tango continues to evolve.
Catalog Number: ACD-71271
Label: Azica Records
Composer: Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Franzetti, Horacio Salgán, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Leopoldo Federico, Lisandro Adrover, Nestor Marconi, Osvaldo Montes, Pedro Laurenz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cuartetango String Quartet