“Moreno and the orchestra were locked in a musical tango hold, Moreno’s lyrical, dusky-toned solos punctuated by the sonic equivalent of the Argentine dance’s lightning-quick leg flicks.”
Houston Chronicle, September 2017
Leticia Moreno presents her new album Piazzolla, a journey through the musical universe of one of the most genuine and fascinating composers of the twentieth century.
With this album, Moreno explores Piazzolla’s endless sound possibilities and offers a vital and renewed vision of his most emblematic works. It was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios (London) and Meistersaal (Berlin) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada and his quintet (Remy van Kesteren, Pablo Mainetti, José Gallardo and Janne Saksala),
Piazzolla is the third album by the violinist for Deutsche Grammophon; a recording that pays homage to the composer on the 25th anniversary of his death and a project that Moreno will perform live in the best concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia during the 17/18 and 18/19 seasons.
New Tango Quintet
Fascinated by the fusion of Astor Piazzolla’s music and his recordings playing his bandoneon, Moreno wanted to dig deeper into his world to explore Piazzolla not only as a composer but also a celebrated virtuoso performer as well. Reuniting the original Quintet from the album recording, the New Tango Quintet was formed.
The New Tango Project’s programme explores the full extent of Piazzolla’s compositional flair, exploring his work and improvisations and his interest in juggling with different sound combinations so as to explore the possibilities that each different combination of instruments might offer.