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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.

Copyright © 20 November 2005 Malcolm Tattersall, Townsville, Australia


Tangos and Dances - Fionnuala Hunt

AV2079 DDD+bonus DVD(16:9 in 4:3) Stereo NEW RELEASE 61'57" (CD)/9'20" (DVD) 2005 Fionnuala Hunt

RTE Concert Orchestra; Fionnuala Hunt, violin/director

Jacob Gade (1879-1963): Jealousy (Jalousie); Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Oblivion; Libertango; Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodriguez (1897-1948): La Cumparsita; Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Spanish Dance - Andaluza; Astor Piazzolla: Chiquilin De Bachin; Miguel Angél Varvello (born 1943): Tiempos Inciertos; Carlos Gardel (1890-1935): Tomo y Obligo; Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Tango Op 165 No 2; Pablo Ziegler (born 1944): Desde Otros Tiempos; Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Danza De La Moza Donosa (Dance of the Graceful Girl); José Bragato (born 1915): Graciela y Buenos Aires; Fionnuala Hunt: Fino Irish Tango. All arrangements/transcriptions by Fionnuala Hunt. Bonus DVD: Fionnuala Hunt in conversation with Sean Rafferty




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