Astor Piazzolla -- El Porteno

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Astor Piazzolla -- El Porteno 49:33 $11.98
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1 Chau Paris 02:53 $1.49 Buy
2 Otoño Porteño 04:39 $1.49 Buy
3 Invierno Porteño 06:09 $1.49 Buy
4 Primavera Porteña 04:17 $1.49 Buy
5 Verano Porteño 03:04 $1.49 Buy
6 Milonga del Angel 04:56 $1.49 Buy
7 La Muerte del Angel 03:19 $1.49 Buy
8 Campero 04:38 $1.49 Buy
9 Romántico 04:26 $1.49 Buy
10 Acentuado 03:31 $1.49 Buy
11 Tristón 04:35 $1.49 Buy
12 Compadre 03:06 $1.49 Buy

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This is a cycle of some of the most loved works by Piazzolla (1921-1992), whose musical language was an Ellingtonian expression of his culture. It weaves the Latin urban forms of tango, milonga, rumba, rag and bossa nova into dance-like concert music. Featuring first recordings of arrangements by Sérgio Assad ("Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteños") and Leo Brouwer ("La Muerte del Angel"), David Tanenbaum's virtuostic performance also includes arrangements by Augustin Carlevaro ("Chau Paris") and the only works Piazzolla wrote specifically for guitar, the "Cinco Piezas".

These pieces remain true to Piazzolla's equation: Tango + Comedy + Tragedy + Whorehouse = Nuevo Tango.

Reviews
"A very fine release...technically excellent...The gem of the 12 pieces is 'Triston', a 4 1/2 minute work of Bach-like serenity that someone will no doubt turn into a film score, so haunting is its simple elegance." - Jeff Bradley, The Denver Post