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Vida Pasion Y Tango
Sexteto Mayor

Vida Pasion Y Tango

1CD | Intuition | 0608917130126 | INTCHR 71301 | 10-10

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Julio De Caro founded the sextet with 2 bandoneons, 2 violins, piano and double bass for the Argentinean tango in 1924. Almost 50 years later in 1973, it remains the most well known of all tango bands with still the same composition. José "Pepe" Libertella and Luis Stazo, the two bandoneon players, were the initiators. In spite of a few changes of the band members, the compositions and arrangements of these two were the continuous element of Sexteto Mayor. They had solid roots in the Argentinean tradition even though the arrangements were not averse to modern influences at all, and now and then a waltz or a milonga was interwoven. You could have expected that the death of Libertella (2004) and the leaving the group by Luis Stazo in the same year (he emigrated to Berlin) would result in a break with the past. But far from it! The two "elder statesmen" Abramovich and Walczak, who had represented the string fraction at Sexteto Mayor for years, took the reins and carefully expanded the range. In the meantime, Horacio Romo has become the conductor of the ensemble. He has played with very well known orchestras (Symphony Orchestra of London, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and many more) and musicians (Roberto Goyeneche, Julio Iglesias, Néstor Marconi, Gustavo Beytelman and many more.); his virtuosity, his expression and his sensitivity are unparalleled. The young Lautaro Greco has played alongside him since 2007, and he will follow in the footsteps of Romo one day. Since his concert debut in 1994 (he was only 7 years old!), he only had the best teachers; he has been touring internationally since 2004 (among others, with Carla Pugliese). On the other hand, the pianist Fulvio Giraudo can already look back at a long career with numerous distinctions and international tours. Enrique Guerra on double bass, who is also a member of Banda Sinfónica de Buenos Aires, has already performed on all famous stages in Argentina and has been on around 20 global tours with well known tango groups. "Sexteto Mayor" is still considered the best tango orchestra in the world, and it has made more than 20 recordings, received numerous distinctions (among others, the Latin Grammy ® Award), and will continue to go on its way. The international fans of tango remain fascinated by this sextet, which continues the philosophy and tradition of the founders with reverence.   The special feature of this new CD is that previously unreleased live recordings from the last tour with Libertella and Stazo (2004) are included as "encore" to the newly recorded pieces. This functions as proof of preservation of the spirit of group even after the death of Libertella.

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1973 ist die nach wie vor bekannteste aller Tango-Gruppen gegr�ndet wurden. Jos� ?Pepe' Libertella und Luis Stazo, die beiden Bandoneonisten, waren die Ausl�ser. Trotz einiger �nderungen bei der Besetzung waren die Kompositionen und Arrangements dieser beiden das Kontinuum von Sexteto Mayor. Sie waren fest verwurzelt in der argentinischen Tradition, auch wenn die Arrangements sich modernen Einfl�ssen keineswegs verschlossen. Man h�tte erwarten k�nnen, dass der Tod Libertellas (2004) und das Ausscheiden Luis Stazos im selben Jahr zu einem Bruch f�hren w�rde. Doch weit gefehlt: die beiden ?elder statesmen' Abramovich und Walczak, die seit vielen Jahren schon bei Sexteto Mayor die Streicherfraktion stellten, nahmen die Z�gel auf und erg�nzten behutsam. Mittlerweile ist Horacio Romo der Leiter des Ensembles. Das Besondere dieser neuen CD ist: Den neu eingespielten St�cke werden bisher unver�ffentlichte Live-Mitschnitte von der letzten Tournee mit Libertella und Stazo (2004) als ?Zugabe' zur Seite gestellt. Sozusagen als Beleg f�r den Erhalt des Geistes der Formation auch �ber den Tod Libertellas hinaus.

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