CD: Tangos & Canciones

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Release date: 2018
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How the duo Kreusch/Orsan puts the tango on the parquet floor is captivating.



Doris Orsan: violin
Johannes Tonio Kreusch: guitar


Astor Piazzolla: L’Histoire du Tango
brothel in 1900
Café 1930
Nightclub 1960
Concert d’aujourd’hui

Máximo Diego Pujol: Tríptico porteño*
Estacion Retiro
El Rosedal
Plaza de Mayo
* Dedicated to Doris Orsan and Johannes Tonio Kreusch – World Premier Recording

Astor Piazzolla

Egberto Gismonti
Agua e Vinho

Manuel de Falla: Suite populaire espagñole
El paño moruno
Seguidilla murciana

Manuel de Falla
Danza Espagola No. 1 from La Vida Breve

Tulio Peramo Cabrera: Cuatro piezas en estilo tradicional cubano*
Danzón breve
* Dedicated to Doris Orsan and Johannes Tonio Kreusch – World Premier Recording

Anibal Troilo (Pichuco)
Una Canción

Audio rehearsal: Track 03: Nightclub 1960 (Astor Piazolla)
Audio rehearsal: Track 04: Concert d’aujourd’hui (Astor Piazolla)
Audio rehearsal: Track 08: Oblivion (Astor Piazolla)
Audio rehearsal: Track 19: Habanera (Tulio Peramo)


Fono Forum: 4.5 (out of 5) stars “Beguiling”

Musica Jazz: 5 (out of 5) stars

Classical Guitar Magazine: “Superbly”

Akustik Gitarre: “Musical dream couple”

Folker: “How the duo Kreusch/Orsan puts the tango on the parquet floor is captivating. Yes, he prickles, crackles and sprays with passion in such a way that one wants to shout, eagerly and eagerly, “Buenos Aires, I’m coming! Doris Orsan and Johannes Tonio Kreusch are not only a couple of stage, but also privately related. Perhaps it is their secret to venture into the Latin-Iberian panorama of modern classical music with a very intuitive, almost self-forgotten and a great verve.”

about: Tangos & Canciones

Johannes Tonio Kreusch presents his fourth recording for GLM once again an album with unusual repertoire value. With “Tangos & Canciones” he devotes himself together with his long-time duo partner, the violinist Doris Orsan, mainly to music from Argentina, Spain and Cuba. The focus is on two world first recordings of cycles composed for the duo. With his three-movement work “Tripticon porte’o”, dedicated to the two musicians, the well-known tango composer, M.Ximo Diego Pujol, has staged a musical scene in Buenos Aires. This cycle is a modern answer to the Tango Suite “L’Histoire du Tango – The History of Tango”, also recorded here, with which the tango revolutionary Astor Piazzolla traces the development alder of tango. This legendary work, as well as its famous “Oblivion”, get a new intensity in the line-up with violin and guitar.

The “Cuatro Piezas en Estilo Tradicional Cubano”, which the Cuban composer Tulio Peramo Cabrera also wrote for Doris Orsan and Johannes Tonio Kreusch, is also on the program. As one of the most important contemporary composers in Cuba, Tulio Peramo Cabrera also gives an insight into the fascinating development allotment of Cuban music around well-known rhythms and styles such as Habanera or the Son Cubano. Scala magazine wrote about Peramos’ music: “What luck: there are other sounds from Cuba than from the Buena Vista Social Club! Even really outrageous.” The strong influence that Spanish culture had in Latin America and especially in Cuba is to be taken into account with music by the Spanish master Manuel de Falla: On this remarkable CD, two of his most famous works (“Suite populaire Espagola” and the Spanish dance from the opera “La Vida Breve”) are reproduced in new arrangements for violin and guitar.

Rounding out “Tangos & Canciones” is “Una Cancion” by Anbal Troilo, a companion and teacher of Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti’s poignant “Agua e Vinho”. Tulio Peramo Cabrera has rearranged both works for Doris Orsan and Johannes Tonio Kreusch.

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