This is Astor in his later years, a "must have" for Piazzolla fans. But the copy I bought here hangs up on a disclaimer screen at the beginning and won't continue. The only way I can view the first segment is to go to #2, then rewind. Frustrating, someone dropped the ball in production. My player is an older Sony, but has usually been very capable, so I think it's an encoding problem. Be aware!
Astor Piazzolla, Fernando Suarez Paz, and Pablo Ziegler (and bass player Hector Console) rock the stage. This is powerful music. I would have loved to have been in the audience for this great performance. I am now a die hard fan of Piazzolla and his Tango Nuevo.
There only seem to be a few videos available of Piazzolla performing and this is currently (2012) the only one of what I would consider his most representative group - the Quinteto Nuevo. For that reason alone this is a must-see.
The performance is outstanding and represents Piazolla's music at its best - virtuoso chamber music played with drive and passion. I would've wished for more material (at 53 minutes, it seems short) but we get what we get.
I can also recommend Astor Piazzolla in Portrait which contains a biographical documentary with interviews and performance footage as well as a complete concert from 1989 with his Sextet - his last touring group.
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