father I have recently heard some dusty CDs of a series with recordings of the old
masters of classical music and romance. Unfortunately, these were somewhat ‘dusty’,
and the musicians were probably not playing with great passion. At least they
didn't reach me, and the CDs again found their place in the Oblivion Valley.
Now I have
got the new CD Hasta Siempre Amor of
the 'Hyperion Ensemble', founded by the 1992. This ensemble is also playing the
music by some old masters, but now of the Tango scene. And the experience is
different: these musicians are present with all their heart, playing with verve
and passion - and they are touching me.
We hear Guido
Bottaro (piano), Josè Luis Betancor (bandoneon), Valerio Giannarelli (violin),
Beppino Boracchia (violin), Danilo Grandi (double bass), Bruno Fiorentini (traverse
flute) and Davide D’Ambrosio (guitar), and as singerx Ruben Peloni, Hernan
Godoy and Martin Troncozo. With three pieces, Ruben Peloni and Hernan Gody are
heard as duet partners, which is appealing because of their different singing
to the ensemble is great joy, because they live the 16 ‘classics’ with
enthusiasm. Donato Racciatti´s Hasta
siempre amor is a recommendation, in which Ruben Peloni can shine with his vocals:
no exaggerated pathos, but longing restraint. Hernan Godoy brings his tenor
voice to the attention with Lalo Etchegoncelay´s Adios Corazón and Osvaldo Fresedo´s Vida Mia. Unfortunately, Martin Troncozo has only two songs to
convince the listeners, and with Caldara´s Pasional
and especially with En esta tarde gris
by Mariano Mores he has no problems to do so. With the use of the women trio 'Trio
Cre Artis' as an additional 'timbre' in three songs, I can't really befriend
myself, but that's probably a matter of taste.
album, the musicians again recommend themselves as a contemporary ensemble with
a sense of tradition and a safe style that both dancers and movement skeptics
can draw on his side.
Published first in Tangodanza.75