Thursday, February 11, 2010
Piazzolla and Pujol: Concerted Tango Works Beguile in New Recording
The tango has a colorful history and remains a popular dance form with a sophisticated body of music behind it. As an art form it reaches perhaps its highest expression in three concerted works for bandoneon, guitar and orchestra in the newly released Luminosa Buenos Aires (Musicmedia). The Orchestra da Camera and soloists give a wonderful performance of the pieces. Astor Piazzolla, THE master of this sort of thing, weighs in with two lyrical, passionate yet subtle works.
The centerpiece of the disk is the world premier recording of Maximo Diego Pujol's 2009 work Double Concerto "Luminosa Buenos Aires" and it is a gem.
This is superior melodicizing in compelling performances. If you can imagine liking this one, I don't believe you will be disappointed!