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Tango - An Anthology

Alfredo Marcucci, Baltazar Benítez

Pintin Castellanos, Gerardo Matos Rodrigues, Julio De Caro, Anselmo Aieta, Pedro Laurenz, Anibal Troilo, Mariano Mores, Astor Piazzolla

SKU: 5393

Year of release: 1993

1. La Puñalada (Milonga) Pintin Castellanos 03:21
2. La Cumparsita (Tango) Gerardo Matos Rodrigues 04:16
3. Guardia Vieja (Tango) Julio De Caro 03:31
4. Palomita blanca (Vals) Anselmo Aieta 02:50
5. Milonga de mis amores (Milonga) Pedro Laurenz 02:47
6. Garúa (Tango) Anibal Troilo 03:05
7. Sur (Tango) Anibal Troilo 02:53
8. La trampera (Milonga) Anibal Troilo 03:34
9. Taquito militar (Milonga) Mariano Mores 03:13
10. Jacinto Chiclana (Milonga) Astor Piazzolla 04:01
11. Prepárense (Tango) Astor Piazzolla 03:35
12. Lo que Vendrá (Tango) Astor Piazzolla 02:49
13. Buenos Aires Hora Cero (Tango) Astor Piazzolla 04:24
14. Café 1930 (Tango) Astor Piazzolla 06:13
15. Night Club 1960 (Tango) Astor Piazzolla 04:53
Total time: 55:33

About this album

What are the roots of tango? A lot has been written about the hazy origins of the tango, about its poetic and social topics, about the situation of the newly arrived immigrants in the American continent, etc. The mystery remains. What are the roots of tango? Sadness, solitude, exile? There is only one answer: the composers and the instrumentalists gave birth to tango and its appeal made it a widespread phenomenon. With this record we want to pay homage to the many musicians and composers who furnished the precious material used by the present instrumentalists, which in turn have interpreted their music in new ways, giving tango its distinctive style. To even attempt to compile a list of composers who have been or still are creating tangos is an impossible task. On this record we find the names of major composers such as Matos Rodriguez, Julio de Caro, Pintin Castelianos, Aleta, Laurenz and Trollo, as well as the most important contemporary composer: Astor Piazzolia. We are grateful to them and to many others like Firpo, Arolas, Barth, Cobin, Delfino and Gardel for this musical inheritance. We hope this music, which is part of the cultural heritage of the Rio de la Plata, will continue to please all tango fans. Aifredo Marcucci

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(...) L’effetto di questa compolazione è eccellente e assucurato.(...)


(...) Prachtige versieringen, speels en met muzikale en technische vanzelfsprekendheid gespeeld. (...)

Classical Collection

(...) The two artist are the superb Baltazar Benítez (guitar) and Alfredo Marcucci (bandoneon) and the sound gives full appreciation of mood and atmosphere to the 15 pieces. (...)


(...) Wat de musici laten horen verdient zonder meer een schoonheidsprijs, een ongekende virtuositeit. Heerlijk (...)


(...) Dos extraordinarios músicos especializados en la materia nos regalan un magnífico y precioso disco. A no perdérselo (...)


(...) samen aan het werk en was meteen onder de indruk van hun prachtige samenspel. Deze beide heren beheersen hun instrumenten perfekt, spelen met tempi, mineur-majeur, kontrapunt en gevoel.

Oxford Times

(...) to produce one of the most fascinating and evocative discs that came my way for review in the last year(...)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateOctober 1992
Recording LocationResnswoude - The Netherlands
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerBert van der Wolf