Sin Palabras
Mariano Mores

Sin Palabras

Cuarteto SolTango

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085534241
Catalog number: AVI 8553424
Releasedate: 08-03-19

- Feauturing the Dutch Cellist Karel Bredenhorst
- Second album of the highly successful Tango Quartet SolTango , played by first rate classical musicians
- Arrangements of Tango composers in three different styles of Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Horacio Salgán and Lucio Demare.
- Milongas are apportioning the program as well as solo inclusions of all four instruments

Cuarteto SolTango combines the luscious sound of traditional orquestas típicas with the verve of true chamber musicianship. While most traditional bands performed with a singer, Cuarteto SolTango almost exclusively plays instrumental arrangements, where the melodic line snakes in between parts in all instruments allowing each member of the quartet his moment in the spotlight. The title of this album and its opening number is, aptly, Sin Palabras (“without words”).

This album aims to transport the listener straight into the atmosphere of a traditional milonga ([note:] a musical evening with a special type of dance), and it is structured in tandas, all separated by cortinas. Each tango tanda is in the style of a famous band leader from the Golden Age……..

Today tango DJs play cortinas from a variety of different genres ranging from pop to jazz to classical music. In between each tanda, the members of Cuarteto SolTango present short solo or duo pieces that reflect their background as diverse and creative musicians. Collectively they bring their personal stories together to explore the rich heritage of tango.

Cuarteto SolTango’s unique ensemble of violin, cello, bandoneon and piano brings the music of the
Golden Age of Tango to life by combining traditional orchestral sound with the true spirit of chamber
music. Since it was founded in 2008, the quartet has regularly been invited to perform at important
classical events such as the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Heidelberg Spring, Grachtenfestival
Amsterdam and the Bayerischer Rundfunk studio concerts. The growing discography (Tango Extreme
2011; Cristal 2015) has been warmly received by the classical market and the international tango
scene alike. Reviews and interviews have been published in Rondo, The Strad, and Tangodanza,
among others.
The ensemble performs artful instrumentations of founder Martin Klett, who has made a name for
himself as a versatile, international prize-winning pianist. Dutch cellist Karel Bredenhorst, also a
founding member, brings his experience as a versatile chamber musician and from experimental
crossover projects. Violinist Thomas Reif was appointed concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra at the age of 26, and has been awarded various international prizes. Norwegian Andreas
Rokseth, on the bandoneon
, graduated as the best bandoneonist in the history of the Codarts
University in Rotterdam. He has thrilled argentine audiences at the Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial.
SolTango has wowed audiences live on stage at Tango shows and international tango festivals in
Düsseldorf, Ghent, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Oldenburg, Leipzig and more. They have performed with
world-renowned dance couples from Europe and Buenos Aires.