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El Motivo: Original and transcribed tangos from Argentina & Finland by Arolas, Ortiz, Plaza, Aguilar, Mononen et al. / Zebra Trio

Album Summary

>Villoldo, Angel : El choclo, for tango ensemble
>Arolas, Eduardo : El Marne, tango
>Ortiz, Pablo : And all the phonies go mad with joy, for string trio
>Plaza, Julián : Nocturna, milonga for tango ensemble (or piano)
>Ortiz, Pablo : Trois tangos en marge, for string trio
>Aguilar, Jose : Tengo miedo
>Ortiz, Pablo : El jefe, for viola & cello
>Cobian, Juan Carlos : Nostalgias, for voice & orchestra
>Karttunen, Anssi [Cello] : Sateen tango, for 3 cellos
>Ortiz, Pablo : En cada verso, for cello
>Ortiz, Pablo : El Motivo Revisited, for 3 cellos (after Juan Carlos Cobian)
>Virta, Olavi : Sa et kyynelta naa (You Won't See Me Cry), tango song
>Caro, Francisco de : Loca bohemia (bottemia), tango
>Niessen, Charly : Tango capriccioso for orchestra (a.k.a. "Tango desiree")
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording of tangos began with the idea of writing music that could allow for freedom of improvisation while adhering to the composer's intent. Composer Pablo Ortiz began writing works for cello, multiple cellos and cellos with other string instruments while exploring the concept of original composition versus transcription, or music inspired by other music. His colleague Anssi Karttunen began transcribing music as well, using music of classic tangos, both from Argentina and Finland. Thus the listener will experience original compositions in the tango idiom along with transcriptions and arrangements of classic tangos. It is often hard to tell whether the composer is the interpreter or the interpreter the composer. This is a study in freedom and the shifting line between invention and re-invention. The two different kinds of tangos - those from Argentina and those from Finland give different shades to the nostalgia and sadness they are both about.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Zebro Trio fixates on one specific form. Their program has those creating settings of the compositions of others and even using transcriptions of specific performances as inspiration.



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Works Details

>Villoldo, Angel : El choclo, for tango ensemble
  • Ensemble: Zebra Trio
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Arolas, Eduardo : El Marne, tango
  • Ensemble: Zebra Trio
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ortiz, Pablo : And all the phonies go mad with joy, for string trio
  • Ensemble: Zebra Trio
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Julián Plaza (1928 - 2003) : Nocturna, milonga for tango ensemble (or piano)
  • Ensemble: Zebra Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ortiz, Pablo : Trois tangos en marge, for string trio
  • Ensemble: Zebra Trio
  • Running Time: 11 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>José Aguilar : Tengo miedo
  • Performers: Anssi Karttunen (Cello); Ernst Kovacic (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ortiz, Pablo : El jefe, for viola & cello
  • Performers: Steven Dann (Viola); Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cobian, Juan Carlos : Nostalgias, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1934

>Arolas, Eduardo : El Marne, tango
  • Ensemble: Zebra Trio
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Karttunen, Anssi [Cello] : Sateen tango, for 3 cellos
  • Performers: Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello); Anssi Karttunen (Cello); Jussi Seppanen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ortiz, Pablo : En cada verso, for cello
  • Performer: Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ortiz, Pablo : El Motivo Revisited, for 3 cellos (after Juan Carlos Cobian)
  • Performers: Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello); Anssi Karttunen (Cello); Jussi Seppanen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Virta, Olavi : Sä et kyyneltä nää (You Won't See Me Cry), tango song
  • Performers: Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello); Anssi Karttunen (Cello); Jussi Seppanen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Caro, Francisco de : Loca bohemia (bottemia), tango
  • Performers: Jussi Seppanen (Cello); Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello); Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Niessen, Charly : Tango capriccioso for orchestra (a.k.a. "Tango desirée")
  • Performers: Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello); Anssi Karttunen (Cello); Jussi Seppanen (Cello)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Eddie Cassen.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.