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Tango in Blue - Orchestral Tangos

Their previous release on BIS – Carmen Symphony, BIS-CD-1305 – was given the Latin GRAMMY award for "Best Classical Album of 2004". Now José Serebrier and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra return with another disc on Latin themes. This time it is South America, where José Serebrier hails from, which has provided the inspiration. Original compositions by Stravinsky, Barber, Weill and Serebrier himself are complemented by orchestral adaptations of tangos by Satie (Tango Perpétuel) and Piazzolla among others. Including such evergreens as Gade’s Tango Jalousie and La Cumparsita, and with guest appearances by soprano Carole Farley and, on the bandoneón, Enrique Tellería, the result is a programme which fully illustrates the various aspects of the tango: its ‘disappointments, anxieties, romantic love and tales of crimes of love’ to quote the conductor’s own liner notes.
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  José Serebrier
01 Tango in Blue (Tango en Azul) 3'09
  Samuel Barber
02 Hesitation - Tango from Souvenirs, Ballet Suite, Op. 28 3'39
  Astor Piazzolla
03 Oblivion 4'24
  Igor Stravinsky
04 Tango 3'55
  Erik Satie
05 Tango perpétuel from Sports et divertissements 3'26
  Morton Gould
06 Tango from Stringmusic 4'08
  Kurt Weill
07 Matrosen-Tango from Happy End (text: Bertolt Brecht) 4'53
  José Serebrier
08 Casi un Tango for cor anglais and string orchestra 5'16
  Morton Gould
09 Tango from American Symphonette No.4: Latin-American 5'26
  Kurt Weill
10 Youkali - Tango Habanera (text: Roger Fernay) 5'49
  Astor Piazzolla
11 Tangazo 12'32
  Fernando Condon
12 Impresiones sobre Ástor (Homenaje a Piazziolla) 8'45
  Jacob Gade
13 Tango Jalousie 3'57
  Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
14 Tango La Cumparsita 3'26
  Album total 74'51
OrchestraBarcelona Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Catalunya [Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya]
ComposerBarber, Samuel
Condon, Fernando
Gade, Jacob
Gould, Morton
Matos Rodríguez, Gerardo
Piazzolla, Astor
Satie, Erik
Serebrier, José
Stravinsky, Igor
Weill, Kurt
ConductorSerebrier, José
BandoneónTellería, Enrique
SopranoFarley, Carole
Cor anglaisJudson, Molly
CelloMartinez, Damián
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