"Cien Años" is not only an exquisitely expressive celebration marking the centennial of Piazzolla's birth, the CD honors more than one man's immeasurable musical contributions. For Uruguayan-born conductor Gisèle Ben-Dor, a fierce champion of Latin American composers, equally important as paying homage to the Argentine nuevo tango legend was capturing the uniquely mesmerizing performance of bandoneón player/arranger/composer Juanjo Mosalini on Piazzolla's most ambitious work-the Aconcagua concerto-and showcasing an exciting new piece she commissioned from this extraordinary musician. Mosalini's title composition, Cien Años, is in turn a heartfelt 100th birthday tribute to his own grandfather and the legacy of his family's four generations of bandoneónists.
Ben-Dor and Mosalini, each an acclaimed performer in their own right, have worked together frequently on world stages. Their collaborations expose the heart of tango as Piazzolla imagined it: cosmopolitan, an emotional roller coaster, technically virtuosic, savage and tender.
Along with Piazzolla's monumental concerto, the CD features four world premieres. It was recorded at a January 2020 live performance with Boston's Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, MA, and is scheduled for release on August 5 from Centaur Records. Ben-Dor has previously released a CD for Centaur and another one is upcoming soon after the Cien Años release. Also of note, Ben-Dor and Mosalini previously have recorded works together for Delos, including two world premieres: Piazzolla's classically inspired "Tres Movimientos Sinfonicos: Buenos Aires" and Argentine Academy Award winner Luis Bacalov's "Triple Concerto for Bandoneon, Piano and Soprano."
In addition to the debut of Cien Años, the concert premiered Mosalini's Tomá, Tocá, yet another tribute, this one to renowned guitarist Tomás Gubitsch, who played with both Piazzolla and Mosalini's father Juan Jose. Rounding out the program: his fresh arrangements for Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Libertango. The Four Seasons showcase the unique, original idea of playing the work in one single movement, where the seasons follow each other most fluently, as is sometimes the case with nature itself.
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