Thursday, March 1, 2018
Classical CD of the Month - "Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti: Buenos Aires Noir"
Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra: "Buenos Aires Noir" (Amapola Records AR 9817) 2018
Rating: ***** (music performance & sonic quality)
Release Date: February 1st, 2018
Produced by James Fitzpatrick
Recording Engineer: Jan Holzner @ Smecky Music Studio (Prague, Czech Republic) on September 15, 2016
Mixed & Mastered by Gareth Williams
Composed & Conducted by Carlos Franzetti
Piano: Allison Brewster Franzetti
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Contractor: Tadlow Music Ltd.
Concertmaster: Lucie Svehlova
Assistant to Conductor: Stania Vomackova
A sublime three-movement symphonic poem for piano and orchestra. Franzetti reaches his peak as a classical composer, a master in the same level of Brouwer, Scriabin, Delius and Ogerman, while his wife Allison displays her virtuosistic talents as one of the world's greatest pianists.
"This work is based on my earlier tango ballet Dante Porteño," says Carlos, "and takes place during the last three nights of Carnaval in the Buenos Aires of the 1970's as the dirty war between the urban guerrillas and military juntas reached its fiercest point."