Piazzolla 'Four Seasons in Buenos Aires' makes CLASSIC FM's 'Feminine Fusion'
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"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.
Astor Piazzolla, arr. Juanjo Mosalini: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires
Gisèle Ben-Dor, conductor
Boston Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra
"Piezzolla Cien Años"