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Radek Baborak - Piazzolla

Radek Baborak


Release date: May 01, 2020
Label: Animal Music
Format: Gatefold
Syle: Classical
The phenomenal French-horn player Radek Baborak comes with a new album (his second on Animal Music) featuring music by the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, in arrangements that were tailor-made for his eleven-member ensemble which unites foremost Czech and international players. Piazzollas music which listeners all over the world know as a one of the purest expressions of tango nuevo does not feature French horn. Radek Baborak, however, continues on his pioneering mission of an arranger and a performer of Piazzollas work in atypical line-ups. The role of the bandoneon traditionally the carrier of the Argentine-tango sound is here taken over by the French horn, the bass clarinet, violin and piano. Baborak thus succeeds in reaching his desired aim, which is not to sound as one of the many revival bands of Piazzollas own legendary quintet. Instead, the arrangements let the music itself stand out and they highlight the masterful invention of Piazzolla who was able to combine in his compositions great expressivity and exulted passion with melancholy and humbleness. All those qualities remain at the heart of the interpretation by Radek Baborak Orquestrina while they are taken to a whole new level in this recording based on perfect harmony and vigorous interpretation.
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