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Piazzolla: Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night Original recording reissued


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  • Composer: Astor Piazzolla
  • Audio CD (10 April 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B00004R8RX
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Prologue (Tango Apasionado)
2. Milonga For Three
3. Street Tango
4. Milonga Picaresque
5. Knife Fight
6. Leonora's Song
7. Prelude To The Cyclical Night (Part One)
8. Butcher's Death
9. Leijia's Game
10. Milonga For Three (Reprise)
11. Bailongo
12. Leonora's Love Theme
13. Finale (Tango Apasionado)
14. Prelude To The Cyclical Night (Part Two)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By IW on 9 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having not played this for a few years, I had forgotten just what a magnificent piece this is.

One of a few studio albums that Piazzolla produced during the late eighties, recorded in New York in 1987, the year after his critically acclaimed "Zero Hour". Commissioned for the stage production of "Tango Apasionado", I can't help feeling that this wonderful album has been unjustly over shadowed by his master piece a year earlier. "Zero Hour" casts its bright glow afar, and being produced in the same period as "Rough Dancer", seemingly steals all the limelight from this otherwise impressive work.

If your searching for some Piazzolla beyond the many compilations, this studio album should be near the top of your list.

Piazzolla, looking back and retracing Tango's history, hints at distant styles and melodies, intricately weaving them into a passionate work that is unmistakably Piazzolla. He stirs things up with sprinklings of dissonance and swiftly switches pace and rhythm within a heartbeat. Echoing the Baroque tradition, he develops descending melodic lines that intricately evolve and cascade into new melodies. Along with masterful counterpoint are the varied textures, adding colour and depth: conjuring up dark back streets, menacing shadows and emotional turmoil.

It moves seamlessly from the storm to the calm, an underlying tension ever present. The musicianship is, as you would expect, superb. But foremost, is the melancholy beauty of Piazzolla's melodies and the profound sense of longing they convey. This is music for the ear, not just the feet. There's a real depth and sincerity to Piazolla's canvas, it's shades are irresistibly moving. Undeniably elegant but equally gritty, Piazzolla explores new frontiers, creating something new from something old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Romulus on 28 Feb. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"(...) Zero Hour needed the clarity of a vision; this record needs the darkness of a nostalgic dream. It's music meant to be played by half–drunk musicians in a bordello." (Astor Piazzolla) This quote is taken from the CD's booklet and in my opinion it perfectly describes the album. 'Tango Zero Hour' is acclaimed by both critics as well as the public, but this compilation deserves same recognition. Having a good musical education myself and being a huge fan of classical music, I rarely experienced something as powerful emotionally. The recording is addictive, you listen to it through the loudspeakers and then you listen to it through you headphones and it always sounds different. This Tango isn't meant to be danced it was created to be listened and enjoyed. It is a powerful mix of classics, jazz, tango and folklore, so many different motives: Italian, Latin even gypsy.

Perfectly played and arranged. Dissonant sounds resolve in beautiful melodies and simple melodies become complex motives. Piazzolla is definitely one of my favourite composers and musicians of the 20th century.

The CD itself is beautifully designed with short information about the album, plastic CD box is protected by a cardboard sleeve with Piazzollas red colour portrait on it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MusikLover on 14 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Piazzolla was on a very high level of inspiration on this album. Listen and follow it with the even more dynamic, energetic, tragic and creative album «La Camorra» and you shall not be disappointed, that is, if you enjoy Tango, and specially New Tango.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Quintessential Piazzolla 27 Dec. 2000
By Kurt Harding - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this years ago as part of an American Clave box set and consider it the finest realization of Piazzolla's later musical visions. All the more remarkable in its greatness is that it was specifically commissioned and so was composed under a certain amount of pressure. As a missionary for the musical gospel of Astor Piazzolla, this is one of the CDs I like to play to introduce his music to those who have never heard of him. Rough Dancer... is a work that is at once sophisticated and yet accessible to the Nuevo Tango neophyte. This is a CD that tells a story of life in the arrabal through the music. While the whole album is excellent, my favorites are Tango Apasionado, Butcher's Death, and both versions of the searing melancholy of Milonga For Three. Paquito d'Rivera's sax on the reprise is nothing short of breathtaking. If I were to make a list of ten must-own Piazzolla CDs, this would be near the top of the list as it is not just essential Piazzolla, but quintessential Piazzolla.
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
"... if you try to 'correct' anything I'll shoot you!" 3 April 2002
By Wayne Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
That's what Astor Piazzolla said when he found that Suarez Paz and Kip Hanrahan were trying to edit out some of the "rough edges" of this recording. (This story is from the liner notes.) So, he burst through the door and put a stop to it. And there's just no arguing with his rationale; "...this record needs the darkness of a nostalgic dream. It's music meant to be played by half-drunk musicians in a bordello." Then, of course, he offered to take them both out for a drink. (Well, that's the way I heard the story ...)
This recording achieves exactly what Piazzolla intended, and hearing it, one becomes immersed, an enthralled participant, in that "nostalgic dream". I'm no authority on Tango music. I have Al Dimeola's tribute album to Piazzolla, "The Tango Lesson" soundtrack, and this one. But it's not going to be the last. And if you're not careful, you'll discover, as Paul Valery noted, that "The ear is delightfully connected to the ankle." This is late night music, that pulls you in, wraps itself around you, and leaves you in that last gray hour before dawn, dreaming ...
If you can only afford one Tango album, this is it! !!!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
If you think you've heard Piazzola's best work... 6 Nov. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was the fifth Piazzola CD I bought, and it should have been the first. Being a saxophone player, I love Paquito d'Rivera's saxophone performance in the reprise. But this is not a saxophone CD. It has some of the most emotional music I've heard from Piazzola. This is one of my most-played compact discs.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Piazzola plays Piazzola 17 Jun. 2000
By J. C CRUZ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The recent popularity of Mr. Piazzola is associated with well known clasical artists like Yo-Yo Ma or Emanuel Ax who recently recorded Mr. Paizzola's music. Their names have given to Mr. Paizzola certain respectability and sales in the clasical music scene, but Mr. Piazzola's music is resistent to definitions and Mr. Piazzola does not need their help to stand out. "The rough dancer and the cyclical night", is a great example of the sophistication and richness of his music, which he called "Nuevo Gotang". He performed and tape it with his superb quintet (Paquito D'Rivera plays de sax, Pablo Zinger the piano and Astor the Bandoneon), it is rich in rhythms and melodies, and is Piazzola at his best. Every single track is a story by itself, has its own life and range of emotions threaded by the nostalgic bandoneon, and still every track flows to the next as all part of the same song. Any other musician performance of Mr. Piazzolas music is pale compared with the Porteno genius playing it himself. Despair, love and passion in the argentinian style is what you get. Jorge Luis Borges' poem "Buenos Aires" is the perfect match for this music. I am not argentinian, but this CD proves that "turn of the century Buenos Aires was never a geographic or historical location" as is suggested in the notes inside the CD. Nobody is better than Astor himself to deliver (Buenos Aires) at your home, wherever home is.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Warning! 22 Sept. 2002
By Baehrsch , Herbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Warning ! The Music Fan General should determine that this recording might cause addiction. Do not listen to it when you have made use of, say Tristan and Isolde - Themes or some of Schuberts Piano Sonatas on the same day.If it makes you want to get rid of the rest of your record-collection, call a friend or for professional assistance.
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