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Live Tango (reissue)

Juan José Mosalini Orchestra

Live Tango (reissue)

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Format: CD
Label: Double Moon Records
UPC: 0608917151220
Catnr: DMCHR 71512
Release date: 02 November 2018
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DMCHR 71512
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02 November 2018
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Tango is currently en vogue, the spirit of the time. Almost everyone hears it, and many play it. Sometimes they add the word "Nuevo", add a dash of jazz, like to mix in the sweet brew of pop in their recipe to spice it up a bit and make it "palatable" for a broad range of tastes in music. Why is that? Because the tango in its original, pure form with all its dark facets, all its melancholy and dreariness might not be so popular anymore?

What we have been enjoying for a long time, especially in western hemispheres, can usually be described as "Tango Light", a washed-out version of that great, classical Argentine music that at best faintly recalls opulent, heavy-blooded orchestras, dimly lit, smoky ballrooms and elegant, erotic dances. Anyone who desires to hear the original today has to turn to historical material. In the meantime, there is virtually no one who understands how to interpret the music of Juan d'Arienzo, Carlos Di Sarli, Osvaldo Pugliese or Aníbal Troilo authentically, the great classic masters of Tango de Salón.

The exception to this rule is the name Juan José Mosalini, who has just turned three quarters of a century old and has breathed life into tango since he was 13 years old. When he plays, a moment of his native country resonates in every note. This is precisely because he never really had solid ground under his feet. It is the sound of the tango that has been carrying this Argentine around the world for more than 40 years. He expresses his passion for a musician's life on his bandoneon, which long ago led him to the forefront of this music genre. That he is currently considered the world's best tango musician who still can be experienced live is no coincidence. Mosalini has played with the most important orchestras and soloists of Argentina such as Susana Rinaldi, Leopoldo Federico, Astor Piazzolla, José Basso, Horacio Salgan, and Daniel Binelli. He has composed legendary film scores, published his own bandoneon teaching method, and became a professor for bandoneon in France, where he has been living since fleeing his homeland from the military dictatorship in 1977.

At the height of his career, Juan José Mosalini has now made his greatest desire a reality: a large tango orchestra as was commonly the case in Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s. No pompous nostalgia infusion, but instead a revival of the heyday of tango. Mosalini’s orchestra with a whole armada of bandoneons, violins, a viola, contrabass and grand piano impresses with razor-sharp intonation, bouncy elegant phrasing and a rousing sense of rhythm, which would be a real treat for many a "real" symphony orchestra. On the double CD "Live Tango", Mosalini and prominent collaborators such as Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Sandra Rumolino and Reynaldo Anselmi celebrate tango in its purest, most authentic form. The gradually developing fireworks of emotions, images and stories with traditional arrangements by Argentino Galván, Gustavo Gancedo, Emilio Balcarce and Gustavo Beytelmann captivates every listener leaving almost no chance of resisting its lure and opens the ears of those who have only experienced the beauty of the tango from narratives or from diluted plagiarism until now.

In the liner notes of "Live Tango”, Juan José Mosalini talks about a conversation with his teacher, the great tango composer Osvaldo Pugliese (1905-1995), whom he had the honor of accompanying during his last years in Argentina. When Mosalini claimed that every orchestra could be brilliant and play at the highest level, but after him (Pugliese) and other legends such as Troilo, Salgan, Di Sarli, everything had been said, the maestro vehemently contradicted him. “That's not true!” It always depends on how you compose and play something!" That more or less means that whoever brings his passion and his heart into play will always create something new and wonderful. Like Juan José Mosalini.
Tango ist derzeit en vogue, Zeitgeist. Nahezu jeder hört ihn, viele spielen ihn. Mitunter fügen sie noch das Wörtchen „Nuevo“ an, geben eine Prise Jazz hinzu, schwenken die Rezeptur gerne im süßlichen Sud des Pop, um ihn ein wenig aufzupeppen, für einen breiten Musikgeschmack „genießbar“ zu machen. Warum eigentlich? Weil der Tango in seiner ursprünglichen, reinen Form mit seinen ganzen dunklen Facetten, all seiner Melancholie und Tristesse vielleicht nicht mehr so populär wäre? Was wir seit längerem vor allem in westlichen Hemisphären genießen, kann man in der Regel allenfalls als „Tango Light“ bezeichnen, eine verwaschene Lesart jener großartigen, klassischen argentinischen Musik, die allenfalls entfernt an opulente, schwerblütige Orchester, schummrige, verrauchte Ballsäle und elegante, erotische Tänze erinnert. Wer heute Lust auf das Original bekommt, der muss sich weitgehend historischem Material zuwenden. Inzwischen gibt es so gut wie niemanden, der die Musik von Juan d’Arienzo, Carlos Di Sarli, Osvaldo Pugliese und Aníbal Troilo, der großen Klassiker des Tango de Salón, authentisch zu interpretieren versteht. Die Ausnahme dieser Regel trägt den Namen Juan José Mosalini, ist gerade eben erst ein Dreivierteljahrhundert alt geworden und haucht dem Tango seit seinem 13. Lebensjahr Leben ein. Wenn er spielt, dann schwingt in jedem Ton ein Augenblick Heimat mit. Gerade weil er nie wirklich festen Boden unter den Füßen hatte. Es ist der Klang des Tangos, der den Argentinier nun bereits über 40 Jahre um die Welt trägt. Auf seinem Bandoneon ertastet er seine Leidenschaft eines Musikerlebens, das ihn längst zu höchsten Würden geführt hat. Dass er im Augenblick als der weltbeste Tangomusiker gilt, der noch live zu erleben ist, kommt nicht von ungefähr. Mosalini spielte mit den bedeutendsten Orchestern und Solisten Argentiniens wie Susana Rinaldi, Leopoldo Federico, Astor Piazzolla, José Basso, Horacio Salgan, Daniel Binelli zusammen. Er komponierte legendäre Filmmusiken, veröffentlichte eine eigene Bandoneon-Lehrmethode und wurde in Frankreich, wo er seit seiner Flucht 1977 vor der Militärdiktatur in seiner Heimat lebt, Professor für Bandoneon. Auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere setzt Juan José Mosalini nun seinen Herzenswunsch in die Tat um: eine Tango Großformation, wie sie in den 1940er und 1950er Jahren in Argentinien die gängige Regel darstellte. Kein schwülstiger Nostalgie-Aufguss, sondern das Auflebenlassen der Hoch-Zeit des Tangos. Mosalinis Orchester mit einer ganzen Armada von Bandoneons, Geigen, einer Bratsche, Kontrabass und Flügel besticht durch messerscharfe Intonation, federnd elegante Phrasierung und ein mitreißendes Rhythmusgefühl, das so manchem „echten“ Symphonieorchester wahrlich gut zu Gesicht stünde. Auf der Doppel-CD „Live Tango“ zelebrieren Mosalini und prominente Mitstreiter wie Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Sandra Rumolino oder Reynaldo Anselmi den Tango in seiner reinsten, authentischsten Form. Das sich dabei ganz allmählich entwickelnde Feuerwerk an Emotionen, Bildern und Geschichten mit überlieferten Arrangements von Argentino Galván, Gustavo Gancedo, Emilio Balcarce und Gustavo Beytelmann schlägt jeden Hörer fast widerstandslos in seinen Bann und öffnet all denen die Ohren, die die Schönheit des Tangos bislang nur aus Erzählungen oder von verwässerten Plagiaten her kannten. Juan José Mosalini berichtet in den Linernotes von „Live Tango“ von einem Dialog mit seinem Lehrmeister, dem großen Tango-Komponisten Osvaldo Pugliese (1905-1995), den er während seiner letzten Jahre in Argentinien begleiten durfte. Als Mosalini behauptete, dass jedes Orchester zwar brillant und auf höchstem Niveau agieren könne, aber nach ihm – Pugliese – und anderen Legenden wie Troilo, Salgan, Di Sarli, eigentlich alles gesagt sei, widersprach ihm der Maestro vehement. „Das stimmt nicht! Es kommt immer darauf, wie du etwas schreibst und etwas spielst!“ Was so viel bedeutet wie: Wer seine Leidenschaft und sein Herz in die Waagschale wirft, der wird immer etwas Neues, Wunderbares kreieren können. Wie Juan José Mosalini.

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Juan José Mosalini Orchestra

Juan José Mosalini, is one of the major masters of modern tango. A French resident for the past thirty years, his creative and instructive work has reached out across Europe and a large part of the world. As a founder of prestigious chairs of the Bandoneon, where he has developed illustrious learning programmes in technique and style, maestro Mosalini receives disciples from all over the world in Gennevilliers‘s Edgar Varèse music academy. One of his most remarkable facets is that of conductor. Over the years of Tangos long history the conductors place has been occupied by many talented musicians: Troilo, De Caro, Canaro, Fresedo, Di Sarli, Salgan, Piazzolla, Mores. Garello, Piro and many others. Tango’s cultural, but also spontaneously emotional nature...
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Juan José Mosalini, is one of the major masters of modern tango. A French resident for the past thirty years, his creative and instructive work has reached out across Europe and a large part of the world. As a founder of prestigious chairs of the Bandoneon, where he has developed illustrious learning programmes in technique and style, maestro Mosalini receives disciples from all over the world in Gennevilliers‘s Edgar Varèse music academy. One of his most remarkable facets is that of conductor. Over the years of Tangos long history the conductors place has been occupied by many talented musicians: Troilo, De Caro, Canaro, Fresedo, Di Sarli, Salgan, Piazzolla, Mores. Garello, Piro and many others.
Tango’s cultural, but also spontaneously emotional nature which blossoms within a particular aestheticism, its interior and bohemian character allow the conductor a richness and diversity of styles; variety of rhythms, assertion of melody but also unpredictable detours, as precise as they are multiple, and the dynamics, a delicate treasure of nuances; all this constitutes the expression of the Tango bands instruments and makes a classical language of this musical art.
I rate Juan José Mosalini with the very best of our time, up there with the excellent musicians that he himself has formed in this language; he has the gift of bringing out a particular expression, born of the affirmation of a personal style that unites all the instruments as· one entity, the band itself In this latest recording we discover versions of pages such as “Norteño” by Emilio Balcarce and “Tres minutos con la realidad” by Astor Piazzolla (I was in the studio with Astor for the first recording of this piece in 1958), to give just two examples, where very different character of the music are respectfully exalted, as much as in the virtuoso passages, which are plentiful, as in the passages where the heart seems to slow down in order to contemplate with blood-red eyes Tango’s metaphysical inner self. There are other jewels on airs by Maffia, Mores, Trantino, Gardel, Troilo and one anthological piece, “Selección de Tangos de Julio de Caro”, an arrangement by Argentino Galván for Anibal Troilo’s band.
As well as for all the other marvels of this superb album, I would like to thank my good friends Mosalini and Sandra Rumolino, for their interpretation of my tango, “Balada para mi Muerte” whose music was written by Piazzolla. For me, Mosalini is a candidate for the bandoneonist’s Parnasus, which is no small feat. With this judgement, which is not born from friendship, and with my affection, which does not stem from admiration, I can tell you that what we are listening to here is a first-rate Tango and a very classy record.
Horacio Ferrer, in Buenos Aires, it was already the XXI century
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Anne Le Pape (violin)

Marisa Mercade (bandoneon)

Diego Aubia (piano)

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Disc #1
01.
Ciudad Triste
04:09
(Osvaldo Tarantino) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
02.
Cabulero
04:04
(Leopoldo Federico) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
03.
Romance de Barrio
04:15
(Anibal Troilo) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
04.
Patio Mio
03:49
(Anibal Troilo, Catulo Castillo) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
05.
La Bordona
03:31
(Emilio Balcarce) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
06.
Taconeando
03:13
(Pedro Mafia) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
07.
Retrato a Julio Ahumada
03:50
(Leopoldo Federico, OsvaIdo Requena) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
08.
Tres minutos con la realidad
03:09
(Astor Piazzolla) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
09.
Balada para mi muerte
04:33
(Astor Piazzolla) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
10.
De contrapunto
03:55
(Emilio Balcarce) Diego Aubia, Marisa Mercade, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Nicolas Perrat, Cécile Boursier, Juliette Wittendale, Anne Le Pape, Sébastien Couranjou, Sandra Rumolino, Reynaldo Anselmi, Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini
11.
El monito
04:34
(Julio de Caro) Mauricio Angarita, Juan José Mosalini, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia

Disc #2
01.
Selección de Tangos de Julio de Caro
04:14
(Julio de Caro) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
02.
La Transa
04:31
(Emilio Balcarce) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
03.
Bien al mango
04:29
(Raul Garello) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
04.
Volver
05:22
(Carlos Gardel- Le Pera) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
05.
Taquito militar
04:16
(Mariano Mores) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
06.
Ojos negros
03:01
(Vicente Greco) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
07.
Tango ballet
11:32
(Astor Piazzolla) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
08.
Norteño
04:14
(Emilio Balcarce) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
09.
Sur
03:59
(Anibal Troilo, Homero Manzi) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
10.
La Cumparsita
04:37
(Gerardo Matos Rodriguez) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
11.
Bordoneo y 900
03:10
(OsvaIdo Requena) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
12.
El patio de la Morocha
04:13
(Mariano Mores, Catulo Castillo) Juan José Mosalini, Mauricio Angarita, Reynaldo Anselmi, Sandra Rumolino, Sébastien Couranjou, Anne Le Pape, Juliette Wittendale, Cécile Boursier, Nicolas Perrat, Marie-Claude Douvrain, Jean-Baptiste Henry, Marisa Mercade, Diego Aubia
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