Alfredo Marcucci, Bandoneón; Ensemble Piacevole (Nico Baltussen, Gudrun
Vercampt, violins; Yves Corturint; viola; Luc Dewez, cello; Ludo Joly,
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.
Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel, with The Chieftains, James Galway, John
McDermott (tenor), and others
TELARC SACD 60571 TT: 59:40
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.