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Phillip Scott
Fanfare, September 2014

I am tremendously impressed with the freshness of inspiration these three composers find in a genre that we might have assumed had been pretty well exhausted. Performances—which seem to have been recorded live—are thoroughly idiomatic and engaging. Nisinman, while unquestionably a genuine, serious composer who is doing more than simply writing music to show off his prowess, is nonetheless a highly proficient and sensitive exponent of the bandoneón (which was Piazzolla’s own instrument, of course). Agudin and his orchestra are equally in touch with the twists and turns required by this music; understandably, since they commissioned these three works and several others for the NTN initiative.

At 44:29, this is a short CD, but the musical rewards override such considerations. I look forward to the next volume in this series. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Guy Rickards
Gramophone, August 2014

…[Marcelo Nisinman’s] skill on the bandoneón is manifest on Nuevo Tango Nuevo, where he is the nimble-fingered soloist in his own Dark Blue Tango…and Julio Viera’s subtler, more nuanced Tangos de medianoche. This vibrantly played disc is completed by Marginal, a chamber orchestral triptych by Pablo Ortiz which approaches tango from the direction of the New Simplicity. The result is rather engaging. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Roger Thomas
International Record Review, April 2014

Here are three dramatic and sophisticated tango nuevo-derived orchestral pieces, two fronted by the traditional bandoneon, all three expertly delivered by the Orchestre Musique des Lumières under Facundo Agudin on a highly recommendable disc. © 2014 International Record Review





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