Alfredo Marcucci, Bandoneón; Ensemble Piacevole (Nico Baltussen, Gudrun Vercampt, violins; Yves Corturint; viola; Luc Dewez, cello; Ludo Joly, double bass)
CHANNEL CLASSICS SA 17202 TT: 62:22  (5 channel)

If you're interested in this kind of music you won't find it elsewhere in finer performances.  The accent is on music by Astor Piazzolla with tangos at the forefront.  Superb surround sound; you're right in the middle of the performing group - a nice place to be!  The string instruments and bandoneón are reproduced with remarkable fidelity.


"Celtic Spectacular"
Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel,  with The Chieftains, James Galway, John McDermott (tenor), and others
TELARC SACD 60571 TT:  59:40
(5.1 channel)

As stated in CD notes, this is a collection of some of the most beloved songs and dances associated with Emerald Isle and its neighboring lands performed by leading exponents of the genre all of whom through themselves into the proceedings in a most vigorous - yet sensitive - way. If the concept appeals to you, you won't find it presented better elsewhere. Fine multi-channel sound.