Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

El Ultimo Tango Plays Astor Piazzolla


Catalogue No: SOMMCD 033
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Number of Discs: 1
EAN/UPC: 748871303324
Composers: ,
Liner Notes

The tracks on this inaugural CD cover the spectrum of Buenos Aires life, from political protest to the passing of the seasons. Most famous of all remains the haunting, poignant Adios Nonino.

Nicholas Bricht Flute • Mark O’Brien Saxophones • Eduardo Vassallo Cello • Fred Lezama Thomas Piano • Mark Goodchild Double Bass

It was Astor Piazzolla(1921-1992) who put Argentinian tango on the international map, presenting it as an artform worthy of serious consideration as much for the strength of its structure as well as for its searing emotional content. “We in El Ultimo Tango believe that Piazzolla was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and try to play his music with a very innovative approach, respecting of course the real essence of his music”.

Of the tracks on this CD the most famous is the haunting and poignantAdios Nonino and the splendidly romantic Oblivión.

On This Recording

  1. Libertango: Libertango (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  2. Decarissimo: Decarissimo (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  3. Preludio: Preludio (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  4. Bragatissimo: Bragatissimo (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  5. Buenos aires hora cero: Buenos aires hora cero (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  6. Lunfardo: Lunfardo (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  7. Adios Nonino: Adios Nonino (arr. M. Goodchild for chamber ensemble)
  8. Oblivion: Oblivion (arr. J. Bragato for chamber ensemble)
  9. Las 4 Estaciones portenas: Primavera portena
  10. Las 4 Estaciones portenas: Verano porteno
  11. Las 4 Estaciones portenas: Otono porteno
  12. Las 4 Estaciones portenas: Invierno porteno