Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Piazzolla, Nin, Maya Beiser|
Oblivión: Music by Astor Piazzola & Joaquin Nin
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Latin Music
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Homiski | 07/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A couple of months ago I purchased a recording of contemporary piano pieces by Rzewski with Anthony de Mare playing and was so blown away by his performance that I picked up this one. A semi-devoted fan of Piazzolla, I picked up this recording with certain expectations. I would say that this one did not disappoint in the least and is one of the most gorgeous performance and interpretations by cellist Maya Beiser and pianist Anthony de Mare. There is something that is inherently 'longing' and 'erotic' in Piazzolla's writing, especially when it is performed/arranged for the cello and piano combination. Piazzolla's tour de force for this medium was his "Le Grand Tango" and it shines under these two colloborators. In comparison with the SONY Yo-Yo Ma recording, I would have to say that Maya Beiser takes an intensely lyrically sparkles. He doesn't need an engineer to balance the 'cello line because his touch and ears do the job just fine. Where Yo-Yo Ma takes the aggressive start to finish approach, it is refreshing to see these two performers make a dramatic shape that brings out such varied emotions (an inherent quality necessary for Piazzolla's music) from the"
K. Peffley | Tempe, AZ USA | 02/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is an exquisite piece of work. I listened to the first cut in a music store and based on this alone I had to have it. It is so mournful and longing and beautiful in its sadness. I cannot say more."