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  • This eight-CD box set brings violinist Gidon Kremer’s six previously released recordings of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s music together for the first time, along with a seventh album featuring a previously unreleased live recording from the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio. The Boston Globe has praised "both Piazzolla’s and Kremer’s ability to transcend genres and communicate a depth of emotion in which the best of classical, jazz and world music come together smoothly.”

  • This eight-CD box set brings violinist Gidon Kremer’s six previously released recordings of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s music together for the first time, along with a seventh album featuring a previously unreleased live recording from the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio. The Boston Globe has praised "both Piazzolla’s and Kremer’s ability to transcend genres and communicate a depth of emotion in which the best of classical, jazz and world music come together smoothly.”

  • Nuevo tango master Piazzolla composed these pieces for director-choreographer Graciela Daniele’s 1987 adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges stories Tango Apasionado, which the New York Times praised as “a music-theater-dance piece of breathtaking intensity.” Musicians include sax/clarinet player Paquito D’Rivera.

  • Astor Piazzolla called his recording Tango: Zero Hour “absolutely the greatest record I’ve made in my entire life.” The album was recorded in New York with Piazzolla and his classic New Tango Quintet, which worked with Piazzolla from 1978 to 1988 and included Fernando Suárez Paz (violin), Pablo Ziegler (piano), Horacio Malvicino Sr. (guitar), and Héctor Console (bass).

  • Kremer revisits the work of Astor Piazzolla on this sequel to the acclaimed Hommage à Piazzolla, along with such guests as Caetano Veloso and the Assad brothers. Billboard declared: "It is hard to imagine his nuevo tango being interpreted with more emotive artistry than that of Gidon Kremer."

  • Gidon Kremer performs the work of composer, arranger, bandoneón virtuoso, and tango master Astor Piazzolla. The acclaimed violinist has assembled a group of musicians modeled after the legendary quintet Piazzolla used for his performances—violin, guitar, bass, piano and bandoneón. Kremer's passionate readings of the composer’s works range from haunting to romantic to rigorous to melancholy.

  • Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

  • As Gershwin married jazz with the European symphonic tradition, Piazzolla here transplants the tango into the concert hall, extending its boundaries beyond the limits of song and dance. The album features virtuoso performances by the composer on the bandoneón, the signature instrument of tango, accompanied by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, under the direction of Lalo Schifrin.