Four For Tango is the CD release on Intim Musik Records by the Swiss classical guitar ensemble, Guitars A Quattro, featuring the transparent yet powerful and often surprising interpretations of Piazzolla, Turina, Torroba and Lutoslawski. Guitars A Quattro is composed of guitarists Matthias Aufschlager, Jorgen Astrom, Urs Mayr, and Bernhard Wullschleger--all extremely confident, disciplined and stylistically secure performers. This quartet handles the material of exclusively 20th century composers with heartfelt and moody expressions, sensitive, precise interplay and breath-taking musical finesse. Talent and passion blended together make Four For Tango an exhilarating classical guitar album.
Aufschlager, Astrom, Mayr and Wullschleger have been tickling audience's ears as an ensemble since 1989. In 1992, they were presented by the Swiss National Broadcasting Corporation DRS in the series "Young Interprets". 1993 and 1994 found Guitars A Quattro touring Scandinavia, eventually leading to the recording in 1996 of their first CD Four For Tango, which was released in January of 1997. Guitars A Quattro prefer to perform 20th century compositions because they enjoy demonstrating that contemporary music can be accessible.
The driving force behind Guitars A Quattro is their conviction that the attraction of the guitar has yet to be fully exhausted. As an ensemble, they are dedicated to developing and exploring new possibilities of variations in articulation and coloration in their instrument of choice, the immensely passionate classical guitar.
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