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A Life of Tango

Alfredo Marcucci

Mores, Arolas, Correa, Piazzolla, Filiberto, Plaza, Yupanqui, Bardi, Lepera, Fresedo, Salgon, Villoldo, and more..

SKU: 21904

Year of release: 2004

Taquito Militar 02:31
1. Milonga Mores 02:31
La Chachila 04:02
2. Tango Arolas 04:02
Mi Vieja Viola 03:33
3. Tango Correa 03:33
Decarisimo 02:38
4. Tango Piazzolla 02:38
Malevaje 02:50
5. Tango Filiberto 02:50
Sensiblero 03:25
6. Tango Plaza 03:25
Los Ejes De Mi Carreta 02:46
7. Milonga Yupanqui 02:46
Danzarin 03:21
8. Tango Plaza 03:21
Gallo Ciego 03:24
9. Tango Bardi 03:24
Volvió Una Noche 03:00
10. Tango Lepera 03:00
El Once 02:52
11. Tango Fresedo 02:52
án 03:32
12. Motivo de Vals - Vals Salgon 03:32
El Choclo 03:50
13. Tango Villoldo 03:50
Mano a Mano 03:21
14. Tango Gardel 03:21
Saludos 02:32
15. Tango Frederico 02:32
Pedacito de Cielo 04:01
16. Vals Stamponi 04:01
Mal De Amores 03:15
17. Tango Laurnez 03:15
Recuerdo 03:20
18. Tango Pugliese 03:20
Don Juan 02:48
19. Tango Poncio 02:48
Nocturna 02:45
20. Milonga Plaza 02:45
Total time: 63:57

About this album

In 1984 I saw him for the first time. I had just discovered the bandoneon. With his right hand he was playing a virtuoso piece, with his left hand, at the same time, he very calmly straightened his glasses. It was marvellous, the audience was in stitches. It was one of the most important tango concerts that I have ever seen. The ease, the humour with which he played on his instrument, and with such virtuosity. As soon as Carel Kraayenhof begins to speak about his master, Alfredo Marcucci, its hard to stop him. After the Dutch bandoneon player had seen Marcucci perform several times in the mid 1980s, he tried to get in touch with the Argentinian. A lively correspondence began. Alfredo sent me tips and pieces of music, pieces by Julio De Caro and Adios Nonino by Piazzolla. In 1986, Kraayenhof attended a weeklong very inspiring workshop given by Marcucci. No one in the Netherlands played the bandoneon, becoming a real bandoneon player seemed so unattainable. And then all of a sudden you encounter an incredibly sweet older man like this, a great figure in the tango world: Just sit down, my boy, Ill show you how. Alfredo was a musical father for me in those days, says Kraayenhof. I am still deeply thankful to him for that.

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Reviews

Klassik.com

Alfredo Marcucci - der letzten Vertreter der 'Epoco de Oro' des Tangos. Mit seinen beiden Kollegen erlebt er eine 'zweite Jugend' des allgemeinen Tango-Revivals und erschien 'A Life of Tango', quasi als 'opus summum' des heute 79-jahrigen Bandoneon-Virtuosen, der seine lebenslange Beschftigung mit dieser Musik als musikalischen Philosophie sieht. Diese spiegelt sich auch in seinen Interpretation nieder: ein Hand vol Melancholie in fliesenden Weichsel mit der druckvollen Kraft des pulsierenden Taktes. Das dabei der Geist der Musik, der Ausdruck eines Lebensgefhls vor der technischen Feinheit steht, hort man an einigen Unsauberheiten in seinen Spiel. Dafr spielt er aber in den lyrischen Passagen umso ausdruckstarker, schafft eine innere Spannung durch dynamische und agogische Gestaltung. Besonders positiv fallt seine scharfe, spitzige Akzentuierung auf, die bei anderen Ensemble oft zu sehr durch 'Weichspler' geglttet werden.

Artists

Alfredo Marcucci

Technical Specifications

Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
SpeakersAudiolab, Holland
Recording SoftwarePyramix bij Merging
Recording LocationDoopgezinde Kerk Deventer The Netherlands 2004
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB&W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersMeitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Cablesvan den Hul T3 series