Orquesta Nova

Orquesta Nova

by Orquesta Nova Orquesta Nova
Orquesta Nova

Orquesta Nova

by Orquesta Nova Orquesta Nova


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Orchesta Nova showed an amazing amount of potential on this entirely instrumental and difficult-to-categorize debut. European and Latin American classical music was a strong influence on Nova's founder/conductor Carlos Franzetti, but the orchestral, strings-laden effort also underscored his love of Argentinean tango music (particularly the innovations of bandoneon master Astor Piazzolla) and the type of intellectual third-stream jazz associated with Gunther Schuller. From Piazzolla's music (including "La Muerte Del Angel" and "Oblivion") to gems by Brazil's Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Retrato Em Branco E Preto," "Amparo" and "Por Toda A Minha Vida") and Brazilian classical great Heitor Villa Lobos' "Choro No. 1," this CD never fails to be imaginative. Retailers wondered whether it belonged in the classical or Latin sections, and the truth is that it belongs in both.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/1994
Label: Chesky Records
UPC: 0090368005427
catalogNumber: 54
Rank: 141536


  1. La Muerte del ángel, tango (from Ángel series)
  2. Little Village
  3. Oblivión
  4. Drume Negrito
  5. Al Caer la Noche
  6. Serenata
  7. Por Toda a Minha Vida
  8. Amparo
  9. Danza Caprichosa
  10. Zingaro (retrato Em Branco E Preto)
  11. Wapango, for woodwind quintet
  12. Nocturne
  13. Chôros No. 1, for guitar, "Tipico brasileiro", A. 161
  14. Atorrante

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orquesta Nova   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Carlos Franzetti   Conductor
John Clark   French Horn
Gary Schocker   Flute
Robert Chausow   Violin
Louis Colin   Harp
Lawrence Feldman   Clarinet,Saxophone
Guillermo Figueroa   Violin
David Finck   Bass
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Juliet Haffner   Viola
Tiberio Nascimento   Guitar
Jeffrey Marchant   Bassoon
Lois Colin   Harp

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Arranger
David Chesky   Producer
Paquito D'Rivera   Arranger
Orquesta Nova   Arranger,Contributor
Carlos Franzetti   Arranger,Director,Producer,Contributor,Orchestration,Music Direction
Norman Chesky   Executive Producer
Juliet Haffner   Producer
Bob Katz   Engineer
Steve Sacks   Liner Notes
Hal Wilson   Art Direction
Bill Cantwell   Contributor,Cover Art
Albert Haffner   Arranger
Lee Scoggins   Contributor
Joel Diamond   Arranger
Larry Alan Smith   Contributor
Jeremy R. Kipnis   Contributor

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