Tangos and Dances

Tangos and Dances


Fionnuala Hunt, violin and director
RTE Concert Orchestra

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£12.99 (+ bonus DVD)


“The vertical expression of a horizontal desire,” is how Angela Rippon has described the Tango, and while a trifle risqué it neatly encapsulates the essence of the music with its sensuous rhythms and beguiling beat. The Tango captured the imagination of one of Ireland’s finest fiddlers, Fionnuala Hunt, and this disc – the culmination of years of her own research – tracks the art form from its origins in the bordellos and back streets of Buenos Aires to the concert platforms of the world. Tangos & Dances charts the history of Tango through the 1900s up to the present day, from its early dance form to the more jazz-inspired music of contemporary times.

One of Ireland’s most distinguished musicians with an impressive international itinerary to her credit, Fionnuala Hunt leads the RTE National Orchestra in her own lush arrangements of a dozen exotic dances. Complementing the CD is a bonus DVD of Fionnuala in conversation with genial BBC personality Sean Rafferty, discussing her own passion for the dance and the development of this project.


Jacob GADE (1879 – 1963)
1. Jealousy (Jalousie) (3:46)

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921 – 1992)
2. Oblivion (5:51)
3. Libertango (4:27)

Gerardo Hernan Matos RODRIGUEZ (1897 – 1948)
4. La Cumparsita (3:54)

Enrique GRANADOS (1867 – 1916)
5. Spanish Dance – Andaluza (4:32)

6. Chiquilin De Bachin (4:48)

Miguel Angél VARVELLO (b. 1943)
7. Tiempos Inciertos (5:16)

Carlos GARDEL (1890 – 1935)
8. Tomo Y Obligo (3:19)

Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860 – 1909)
9. Tango Op. 165 No. 2 (4:36)

Pablo ZIEGLER (b. 1944)
10. Desde Otros Tiempos (4:59)

Alberto GINASTERA (1916 – 1983)
11. Danza De La Moza Donosa (Dance Of The Graceful Girl) (6:16)

José BRAGATO (b. 1915)
12. Graciela Y Buenos Aires (7:45)

Fionnuala HUNT
13. Fino Irish Tango (2.22)
Total time: 61:57

Recording Producer: Brian Pidgeon
Recording Engineers: Anton Timoney and Mark Mcgrath
All Arrangements/Transcriptions By Fionnuala Hunt

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