EMI Classics, 2005

Azica/Naxos, 2012


released as part of L’Atelier


created for the CD release concert

Cuartetango’s first album L’Atelier, released on EMI Classics, “conveys all the tango rage and the aggressive nuances of tango” (TangoData B.A.), creating a new form of showcasing this genre with a string quartet instrumentation. Among the tango stars and legends playing their works with Cuartetango string quartet are the Grammy-winning bandoneonist and composer Nestor Marconi, Grammy-winning violinist, Fernando Suarez Paz, and Grammy-winning pianist and composer Osvaldo Berlingieri. 

These tango masters have created styles, authored hundreds of compositions and performed as soloists with orchestras and symphonies worldwide. This recording, which combines Cuartetango string quartet with the masters, showcases the quartet’s ability to speak the language of tango and demonstrates how this genre continues to evolve.

Masters of Bandoneon - winner of  2 Latin GRAMMY-Award nominations as Best Tango Album and Best Contemporary Classical Composition (2012), is a historic project and the largest production of its kind, showcasing the principle characters who are projecting Piazzolla's legacy to the future.  

The ensemble’s second CD – it is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Astor Piazzolla and features compositions by Piazzolla and his contemporaries, as well as several pieces by post-Piazzolla artists. Guest artists include Leopoldo Federico, Nestor Marconi, Lisandro Adrover, Marcelo Nisinman, Beatriz Suarez Paz, Carlos Franzetti and others, as well as recitation by Piazzolla’s longtime collaborator and lyricist Horacio Ferrer. Cuartetango brings to this CD the continuation of the real and present art of Argentine Tango, with a modern approach that stems directly from traditional styles.