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There are always little grumbles. If one doesn't already know who the 'RTE Concert Orchestra' are, one will not find out from the CD cover or booklet, which seems a bit unfair to a highly professional group. The 'bonus DVD' is simply an anodyne ten-minute promotional interview, worth almost exactly what it costs. Finally, some titles are translated and some don't need it, but some aren't and do. I think 'Tiempos inciertos' means 'Unsettled times' but it would be nice to be sure. Never mind, at least the grumbles are not about essentials. The music, the performances and the recording are all fine.
Fionnuala Hunt has an international career as soloist, Music Director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and guest leader of the LSO and a range of other orchestras from Moscow to Melbourne. Just why a Viennese-trained Irish violinist should choose to dedicate three years to researching, arranging and recording the music of the tango is unclear, but we can be glad she did.