Sunday, August 15, 2010

CD Review: Argentina's Lisandro Adrover

Meets The Metropole Orchestra

Argentina's Lisandro Adrover is a tango maestro on the bandoneon. Meets The Metropole Orchestra was recorded before a live audience at the Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands on March 16, 2003. The result is a collection of fourteen compositions led by Lisandro and his bandoneon with back-up instrumentation from additional bandoneons, a piano, violin, guitar, double bass, and cello. The tango tunes are emotive, classical masterpieces of sound when everything comes together just right. This is evidenced by the fact the audience remains relatively quiet throughout the performances until the very end of each song where applause occurs. Interestingly, the bandoneon may be the lead instrument, but it is never overpowering. For those interested in tango, Lisandro Adrover is a talented musician that should not be overlooked. ~ Matthew Forss

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