Thursday, October 14, 2010

Five Tango Sensations With Astor Piazzolla (1989)

is a Spanish term meaning "spirit" or "gut". Duende is the heart of the tango, a style which itself is the very pulse of Argentina's music and dance. Sensuous, romantic, playful but with some sense of danger, Astor Piazzolla's expansions and variations on the tango tradition are deeply steeped in a sense of duende. These gorgeous, deliberate renditions by the always fantastic Kronos Quartet fully honor the Piazzolla ambience, with the man himself playing the bandoneón. Enjoy!


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

Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

Astor Piazzolla, bandoneón


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