Astor Piazzolla's much-loved tangos have been arranged for all manner of instrument line-ups, this album presenting an exuberant selection whose members are professors of their instruments in leading Italian conservatories. The Quintet is joined by guest violinist Andrea Tacchi. The result is a thrilling new take on nuevo tango, passionate yet poised, sharp and shiny as a knife-blade. The centerpiece of the album, Piazzolla's witty Four Seasons Suite takes Vivaldi's famous violin concertos for a stroll through the docklands of Buenos Aires, the original home of tango itself. For a limited time, take 20% off any release in this feature.
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Tangos for Violin, Brass Quintet and Percussion (Tacchi, Quintetto di Ottoni e Percussioni della Toscana)
*Offer available from May 25 to June 7, 2011.