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The Unknown Piazzolla

Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano


[1]   Vayamos al Diablo (piano solo)
[2]   Dos Piezas Breves (for viola and piano)
[3]   Preludio 1953 (piano solo)
[4]   Milonga en Re (for violin and piano)
[5]   Suite Op. 2 (piano solo)
[6]   Milonga sin Palabras (for treble instrument/voice and piano)
[7]   Preludio No. 1 (for violin and piano)
[8]   Suite No. 2 (piano solo)
[9]   Tres Piezas Breves (for cello and piano)
[10] Sonata No.1 Op.7 (piano solo)

Total Time: 65:15
The name Astor Piazzolla may be forever linked with tango, but the master composer/artist had another side that is finally revealed on this brand new release: chamber music.

Written primarily in the 1940's, before Piazzolla developed New Tango, these pieces demonstrate his flair for serious classical composition. The influences of Alberto Ginastera (his Argentine teacher), Bartok and Hindemith clearly steered the impressionable Piazzolla in a different direction. In addition, several tango-flavoured chamber pieces, composed in the 1960's and 1970's, complement this unique collection.

Most of the works on The Unknown Piazzolla have never before been recorded. The album features noted pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, violinist Hector Falcon, violist Nardo Poy and cellist Eugene Moye. An accomplished international artist, Ms. Franzetti has performed with groups like The Denver Symphony and Orchestra Filharmonica de Buenos Aires, as well as with Eugenia Zuckerman, Robert White, Sir Charles Grove and James Galway.

The Unknown Piazzolla was recorded in 96-kHz-24-bit stereo using minimalist miking techniques.

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