GISÈLE BEN-DOR , conductor

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Amazon Review

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Luis Bacalov, known primarily for his hauntingly evocative score for 'Il Postino' and his popular 'Misa Tango' has created a work of surpassing beauty with his Triple Concerto scored for the unusual combination of piano - played here by the composer - soprano, and bandoneon. It is a magical, memorable work that reveals both the virtuoso and achingly nostalgic side of Tango. His scoring for the orchestra is perfectly realized by Gisele Ben-Dor, a conductor who deserves to be much better known, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. In Piazolla's never before recorded Symphonic Movements, she unleashes a torrent of musical passion and power. Listen to its final movement for truly exhilirating musical experience. The bandoneon soloist, Juanjo Mosalini Jr, astonishes with his facility and musicianship throughout the recording and is another unsung musical star. Whether playing lyrically in Piazolla's Oblivion or in the daunting Bacalov cadenza movement, Mosalini is a one man tour de force. Soprano Virginia Tola, a Domingo discovery, sings the lovely text, composed by Bacalov with a voice of genuine beauty.


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