Timeless Tango

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Tracklist

1.
Balada para un Loco
00:00
2.
Oblivion
00:00
3.
La Muerte Del Angel
02:14
4.
Aires Españoles
00:00
5.
Melodia en la menor
00:00
6.
Buenos Aires Hora O
02:55
7.
Tristeza de un Doble A
03:42
8.
Boedo
00:00
9.
Tango
00:00
10.
Ojos Negros
02:40
11.
Selecció de Tangos
02:22
12.
Fuga Y Misterio
02:33
13.
Libertango
02:08
14.
Guardia Viega
02:10
15.
Chiquilín de Bachín
04:50

Description

Timeless Tango It all seems so ordinary. Behind the front door of a semi-detached house in Belgium, the scent of old-fashioned vegetable soup creeps into the nostrils. The walls in the living room are hung with diligently embroidered panels and friendly family photographs. The paterfamilias shuffles, like an essential prop in the scene, over the warm tile floor. There is more here than meets the eye. Behind the facade which seems to belong to a retired blue collar worker is the emotion and passion of the Argentinian tango.
This is the house of Alfredo Marcucci, a man who imbibed the tango with his mother’s milk, and one whose roots are still anchored in the sung and played tristessa of the Argentinian immigrants. Marcucci first saw the light of day in 1930, in Buenos Aires, center of the tango’s beating heart. Cafes, nightclubs, dance halls, patios, living rooms, every corner of the city was drenched in the melancholy of the Argentinian people, translated into sound. Every evening the numerous competing orchestras stood ready to offer their audiences danceable consolation or steamy oblivion. Any ensemble worthy of the name had four or even five bandoneon players, four violinists, a pianist, a bass player, and two singers who provided a clearly understandable text for the love and grief of the music. In the traditional tango, the singers were the stars of the show. The alternately languorous and biting rhythms and the predictable interludes were only the ground on which the poets could engrave their unhappy loves, unfulfilled desires, and burning homesickness. In this environment, Marcucci succumbed completely to music. At an early age he already had a bandoneon on his lap, the German squeezebox that had been promoted to mouthpiece of Argentina.

Additional information

Artists

Recording date

September 1997

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording location

Mont guibert, Belgium

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Editing

Jared Sacks

Recording engineer

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Producer

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Digital to analog converter

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Press reviews

Luister

(…) Voor Marcucci is musicieren hetzelfde als ademen. (…) (…) een ontroerend interview in het cd-boekje (…) (…) fenominaal spel en de onverbloemde oprechtheid van Marcucci’s emoties (…) (…) Een cd om te koesteren (…) De keuze van de maand en een 10

Klassiek

(…) een liefdevol overzicht van de tango (…) (…) een virtuoos bespeelde bandonen, zijn rechterhand zorgt voor ragfijne melodien, terwijl de linkerhand voor lucht, ritme en donkere kleuren zorgt. Het samengaan van de gegroefde hartstocht van de bandonen met het verstilde spel van het uit jonge Belgische musici bestaande ensemble is oorstrelend.

Het Parool

(…) Als Marcucci de bandonen ter hand neemt is hij ogenblikkelijk weer terug in zijn moederland. (…)

Gramophone

(…) Marcucci performs with a total conviction and an almost overwelming emotional intensity which nevertheless encompasses the delicacy necessary for conveying the melodic nuances of vorm. (…)

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