Piazzolla: María De Buenos Aires

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Catalog: C5305
Format: CD

Wise, Thomas; Mancini, Luciana; Bonilla-Torres, Daniel; Grondžel, Róbert; Mertes, Johannes; Ovrutsky, Mikhail; Hensel, Lothar; Bonn Beethoven Orchestra; Alumyan, Grigori; Sprenger, Christopher; Sande, Mariska van der; Kiefer, Christian

‘María de Buenos Aires brought me inner peace, a partial serenity that has changed my way of approaching music. I reached the zenith of my musical life at the time. (Astor Piazzolla) Piazzolla himself equated María to the tango and its historical ups and downs; and this is probably also the primary aid to understanding the reception of the contents of the piece. Next to that, there is also a musical diction that is entirely unique in the second half of the 20th century, indeed in the New Music scene as a whole. ‘I learnt something: to be patient, to be self-critical, to co-ordinate reflection with passion. Now I am told: ‘That is a different Piazzolla’, but that is not the case. I am the same man, but I have reached a synthesis’. (Astor Piazzolla)

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