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I Fiamminghi, acclaimed for their recordings of 20th-century works, presented a series of concerts in Europe during their 1998 season focusing on the history of the Tango culture and the Junta period in Argentina, and its lasting impact on the Argentinian people. This recording project grew out of those concerts, in which intense television images, photos, pamphlets, and images of protest actions of the "Mothers of the Plaze de Mayo" and other human rights movements were artistically linked by video artists to serve as visual information for this little-known period of modern history in South America. The concerts were presented under the auspices of many humanitarian organizations and institutes, including the University of Buenos Aires.
Juan José Mosalini, well known as a prominent Argentinian composer and musician, plays the bandoneùn, the accordion-like instrument that is indispensable for an authentic reading of the music of Piazzolla. He is joined by a splendid group of Argentinian musicians, including vocalist Laura Fernandez Lahera, who brings a rich, throaty passion to the songs included by Anibal Troilo and Sebastian Piana.
Piazzolla, who studied composition with Alberto Ginastera and Nadia Boulanger, created his own mÄlange of classical, jazz, folk, and popular idioms to form the "Nuevo Tango," and is widely regarded as the musician who revitalized one of the quintessential genres of Latin music. He died in Buenos Aires in 1992. Telarc recorded Tango in stunning DSD sound capturing the rich textures and vibrancy of this colorful instrumentation.