Talking with Mendoza Tango Quartet

2017-10-12 - Chloe Williamson & Stephen Cutriss 30 September 2017 - AMRAP

An interview with Chloe Williamson and Stephen Cutriss of Mendoza Tango Quartet starts, and there is an introduction to the singing and early death of Jorge Maciel.

Well, actually, no: the gremlins struck, and the interview will recommence in October 2017. I do apologise.

But you can listen to that interview with Chloe Williamson and Stephen Cutriss here:

Image: Chloe Williamson and Stephen Cutriss of Mendoza Tango Quartet, after playing in the Australian Tango Orquesta on 30 September 2017.

PLAYLIST:

  • Remembranza, meaning ‘Remembrances’; a tango recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 8 September 1948, with music composed by Mario Melfi in 1934, lyrics by Mario Battistella and sung by Jorge Maciel.
  • La Vieja Serenata, meaning ‘The Old Serenade’; a vals recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi in 1949, with music composed by Teofilo Ibáñez, lyrics by Sandalia Gómez and sung by Jorge Maciel.
  • Tropa, from the lunfardo meaning ‘Crowd’, it’s a tango recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 31 October 1950, with music composed by Ángel Raúl Vilar, lyrics by Pedro Blasco and sung by Jorge Maciel and Héctor Coral.
  • Silueta Porteña, meaning ‘Shadow of a Woman from Buenos Aires’; a milonga recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 2 August 1956; music composed by Nicolas Luis Cuccaro and Juan Ventura Cuccaro in 1936, lyrics by Orlando D’Aniello and Ernesto Noli and sung by Jorge Maciel and Miguel Montero.
  • Adiós Corazón, meaning ‘Good-bye, Heart’; a tango recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 29 May 1958; with music composed by Lalo Etchegoncelay first recorded in 1957, lyrics by Héctor Sapelli and sung by Jorge Maciel.
  • De Antaño from the ‘Good Enough For Gringos’ release in 2013, meaning ‘Of Days Gone By’; a milonga recorded by Tángalo with music and lyrics by Luis Rubistein in 1939, and sung here by Susie Bishop.
  • Adiós Pampa Mia, meaning ‘Good-bye, My Pampa’; a tango recorded by El Arranque in 2002; music and lyrics by Francisco Canaro, Mariano Mores, and Ivo Pelay in 1945.
  • Contrabajeando, meaning ‘Playing The Double Bass’; a tango recorded by Sexteto Mayor in 2008, with music composed by Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo.
  • Qué Bien Te Queda, a tango recorded by Ricardo Tanturi on 5 October 1943, with music composed by Vicente Salerno, lyrics by Juan Florencio Mazaroni and sung by Enrique Campos.
  • Maldonado, the name a reference to a stream in Buenos Aires; a tango recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 7 February 1928, with music composed by Luis Nicolas Visca, lyrics by Luis Rubistein and sung by Ernesto Famá.

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