Superb recording of Piazzolla live in BA
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a superb cd of Piazzolla and his famed Cojunto 9. He has his usual instrumental lineup from his quintet--Pablo Ziegler on piano and Fernando Suarez Paz on violin, then adds another violin, viola, cello and percussion. Buenos Aires Hora Cero is the first track, and is extended and opened up to more ideas--the bass line isn't exactly the same throughout the piece, and the main themes return in different voices. The intro to Adios Nonino is done by Piazzolla himself, rather than the usual intro by Ziegler. Both the concierto's on the disc are really amazing and superbly written--hold you're breath, they're full of unbelievable passion and energy. They are now among my favorite Piazzolla pieces. This disc is well worth the money--definitely on par with his Central Park concert and Tango:Zero Hour. A must have for any Piazzolla fan. BUY IT!"
A Command Performance
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never been an aficionado of Piazzolla's "live" albums, most are far too drawn out and repetitive. But as a loyal fan, I give every recording a chance to speak to me. When I bought Concierto de Nacar, I was initially ambivalent towards it; I liked the songs I was familiar with but wasn't so sure about the two conciertos offered here for the first time. Recently I put it back on while doing paperwork in the office and couldn't get enough of it. Piazzolla didn't record much with his Conjunto 9, so this is a very important CD for those following his musical odyssey. The performance here is inspired, the execution is tight. While the entire album can be considered a highlight, the peaks are a spellbinding rendition of Fuga y Misterio, yet another take on Verano Porteno, the dreamy Vardarito, and the CD's showpieces, the two concerts composed especially for this event. Concierto de Nacar is yet another command performance by Astor Piazzolla and as such deserves a place in every Piazzolla fan's CD rotation."
Magitian of melody
Isao Ozaki | Tokyo, No.1-3-2,Komagome,Toshima-ku Japan | 04/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"During 40 years I have been loved Maestro Astor Piazzolla who has
tried musical revolution in Tango Argentina.
Our one of Tango Musician who can play "Bandoneon" as Piazzolla
written Piazzolla's History and especially his composed music
along the historically.
I think that he was a kind of genious for melody not only Tango Argentina but Movie Title music also.
When he said that Live Concert in Japan around 1979-1980 it was
fantastic one and all member consists of Quinteto were excellent.
However,unfortunatelly these live concert did not recorded.
Therefore, I have decided to collect as much as possible especially,Piazzolla's Live Concert Album.
This time I can add new his album for my collection it will be