Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Five Tango Sensations

The undisputed lord of nuevo tango, Astor 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 after only five songs on the album, the title fits well, Five Tango Sensations. Each of the tangos presented is a sensation and conveys the full emotion of scene given 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 the listener wants, Piazzolla is the man to listen to.

~ Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide.

Album: Five Tango Sensations
Year: 1991
Label: Nonesuch

David Harrington: violin
John Sherba: violin
Hank Dutt: viola
Joan Jeanrenaud: cello
Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon

  1. Asleep
  2. Loving
  3. Anxiety
  4. Despertar
  5. Fear

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