Cuatrocientas Estaciones de Ástor Piazzolla - Radek Baborák Orquestrina - 2020 | Animal Music
Radek Baborák Orquestrina: Cuatrocientas Estaciones de Ástor Piazzolla
Radek Baborák Orquestrina

Cuatrocientas Estaciones de Ástor Piazzolla

In the year of the centenary of Ástor Piazzolla’s birth, an album comprising some of the renowned composer’s best-known compositions in the style of the Argentine tango is released by the conductor and phenomenal horn player Radek Baborák. The album’s release on 11 March 2021 marks what would have been Piazzolla’s one hundredth birthday. Coincidentally, Radek Baborák, who has completed his pioneering journey as an arranger of Piazzolla’s work with this album, celebrates his birthday on the same day. The album has been recorded in collaboration with Radek Baborák Orquestrina, an ensemble composed of foremost soloists and chamber players. Its variable line-up is adjusted according to the needs of individual projects which mostly consist of tailor-made arrangements of music originally composed for other instruments. Baborák’s wish to extend the repertoire for the French horn through such arrangements eventually brought him to Ástor Piazzolla. In collaboration with the arranger Tomáš Ille and having received consultations from the famous violinist Fernando Suárez Paz who had been member of Piazzolla’s acclaimed Quinteto for ten years, Baborák introduced his first, original arrangements of Piazzolla’s music in 2014, on the debut album of his ensemble. In 2019 he dedicated an entire eponymous album to Piazzolla, also recorded by Orquestrina. The characteristic sound of tango, provided by the bandoneon, is produced in Baborák’s arrangements by the French horn, bass clarinet, violin and piano. Together with his colleagues, Baborák has expanded the catalogue of sounds and sound effects available for the performance of Piazzolla’s music, including rapping on the French horn, slaps performed on bass clarinet, prepared piano, glissandos, imitation of the sound of cicadas, sirens and others. Performing Piazzola’s music, the members of Orquestrina often incorporate improvised cadenzas, fixed improvisations and make free with Piazzolla’s typical ornamentation. Their spontaneously energetic and at the same time lyrical performance takes Piazzolla’s compositional inventiveness onto an entirely new level.

ANI 092-2
15,00 €
Otoño Porteño
(Ástor Piazzolla / arranged by Tomáš Ille)
Invierno Porteño
(Ástor Piazzolla / arranged by Tomáš Ille)
Primavera Porteña
(Ástor Piazzolla / arranged by Tomáš Ille)
Verano Porteño
(Ástor Piazzolla / arranged by Tomáš Ille)
Le Grand Tango
(Ástor Piazolla / arranged by Radek Baborák)
Adiós Nonino
(Ástor Piazzolla, Václav Krahulík / arranged by Tomáš Ille & Radek Baborák)
(Ástor Piazolla / arranged by Tomáš Ille & Radek Baborák)
(Ástor Piazzolla / arranged by Tomáš Ille & Radek Baborák)
Personnel and sound:

Radek Baborák — French horn & artistic director 
Petr Valášek — bass clarinet 
Dalibor Karvay — violin
Martina Bačová — violin 
Milan Al-Ashhab — violin
Karel Untermüller — viola 
Vilém Kijonka — viola 
Hana Baboráková — cello 
David Pavelka — bass
Václav Krahulík — piano
Jiří Stivín Jr. — percussion & drums  

Ladislav Bilan Jr. — vibraphone
Ivana Švestková Dohnalová — harp
Ondřej Roskovec — bassoon 
Kateřina Javůrková — French horn
Mikuláš Koska — French horn
Kryštof Koska — French horn


Recorded by Milan Cimfe, Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mixed by Milan Cimfe, Petr Ostrouchov, Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)

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