ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992): María de Buenos Aires.
Catalogue Number: 12T043
Description: Who is María? Horacio Ferrer, librettist of this unconventional ‘operita’, said that she was a representation of Buenos Aires, embodying the spirit of tango itself. María de Buenos Aires lies outside any known genre. According to Ferrer, its highly poetic libretto was written ‘not to be understood, but to create emotion and atmosphere’. Piazzolla’s music, too, offers a charged mix of classical forms and Argentinian traditions – milonga, tango and the sparring spoken word of the traditional payada. In this, the first major recording since the 1980s, Delphian stalwarts Mr McFall’s Chamber are joined by their long-term collaborators Valentina Montoya Martínez and Nicholas Mulroy, narrator Juanjo Lopez Vidal, and internationally acclaimed tango musicians Victor Villena and Cyril Garac. 2 CDs. Spanish-English libretto. Valentina Montoya Martínez (singer), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Juanjo Lopez Vidal (narrator), Mr McFall’s Chamber; Victor Villena (bandoneón).