Piazzolla/Romero/Passarella - I Musici Confluencia

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AFON 087
EAN: 8012871008711
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Edition limited to 496 copies

This disc features I Musici playing a program of works by composers Astor Piazzolla, Aldemaro Romero and Hector Ulises Pazzarella.

In 1951, 12 young and promising italian musicians, mainly Roman and mostly graduates of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, got together "inter pares" to create a unique chamber orchestra comprising six violins, two violas, two cellos, one double bass and one harpsichord.

They chose the simple, yet nice, name I Musici and they deliberately decided to shape the ensemble without conductor. They did so in order to create an egalitarian relationship among the twelve colleagues and friends, which would bring to their music-making a unanimity on technical and interpretative questions. It was a very unconventional but unexpectedly suitable procedure. Notably, maestro Arturo Toscanini, on hearing them rehearsing in April 1952 at the Italian Radio studios, enthused over the young orchestra in front of journalists and musical personalities, and dedicated his photograph to the group with the words "bravi, bravissimi ...no! la musica non muore", (bravo, the music will not die).

A few weeks earlier, on the 30th of March 1952, their public debut was an enormous success at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma; it was the starting point of an astonishing career, which in a schort time catapulted them among the ranks of the great international performers.

During the course of the years, the musicians have changed, the original members of the group retired but, together with the younger talent that has taken their place, there has always been a generation of "historic" members present who guarantee the tradition and continuity of the orchestra.


Astor Piazzolla
CANTO DE OCTUBRE, for strings
I. Preludio
II. Fuga
III. Divertimento

Hector Ulises Passarelle
SUITE RIOPLATENSE for bandoneon, strings and piano
I. Allegro
II. Corale
III. Fuga

Aldermaro Romero
I. Fuga con Pajarillo
II. Valtz for Clementina
III. La Fuerza del merengue
V. Fuga con Pajara pinta bimodal y Seis Numerao

Customer Reviews (2.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Very Disappointing

posted on 09/14/2016
2 Stars
Reviewer: Jerome
This was my first purchase from Fone and it will be my last. The problems began from the moment the stylus dropped into the run-in groove. This is a noisy record with lots of pops and clicks. And since most of side one is filled with relatively quiet violin passages this really was insufferable. Equally insufferable was the music itself. In a word it was boring. Slow-paced violin noodling that doesn't really say anything of interest musically is how I would describe side 1. I was so bored to tears and discouraged by the poor quality pressing that I never even made it to side two. I am not familiar with these composers and made my buying decision solely on the video about this release, which I thought sounded interesting and engaging. Maybe that is on side 2. But even if it is, I expected a lot more for the relatively high price of this release.

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