Café Banlieue (Remastered) Tango à trois
Label: FARAO Classics
Subgenre: Classical Crossover
Artist: Tango à trois
Composer: Peter Ludwig
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- 3Cafe Banlieue02:18
- 4Dezember Tango04:07
- 5L apres-midi02:34
- 7Just a dream03:31
- 9Reims rouge02:40
- 11Barbara Bossa04:13
- 12Le Petit02:35
- 13La Belge03:18
Info for Café Banlieue (Remastered)
Tango - a mixture of powerful feelings, great passion, deep melancholy… Wonderfully emotional music that, in the hands of 'Tango à trois', is an exciting experience, even without the dancing.
The pieces are a charming combination of the plaintive, soulful Argentinian tango and its light-footed European counterpart, of bossa nova, cool jazz and classical chamber music.
In 1983, Peter Ludwig, a tango addict for over thirty years now, founded the legendary ensemble 'Tango Mortale' together with cellist Anja Lechner. Countless engagements at home and abroad testify to their huge success. As a composer and arranger, Peter Ludwig interprets the tango very much in his own style. His tangos are not of the exclusively gloomy, depressive and darkly emotional type we know from Argentina. His instrumental arrangements are characterised by his inspired imaginative power, which with each piece of music takes us on excursions into realms of fantasy and tells us stories of life, love and misfortune.
In the trio Tango à trois, which was formed in 2005, Peter Ludwig has joined forces with two congenial and supremely proficient interpreters of his compositions.
wistfulness, melancholy and nonchalance […] a wonderfully inspirational session […] It sounds fresh, happy, and the wistfulness exceeds the indifference of a bon vivant […]' (Spiegel online, Joachim Kronsbein)
' … Passion, poured into a musical mold, and then sent on its way around the world … Peter Ludwig’s compositions light up the tango in all languages and in all shapes and forms … ' (Abendzeitung München)
Tango à trois:
Arben Spahiu, violin
Peter Wöpke, cello
Peter Ludwig, piano
Concertmaster of the Bavarian State Orchestra. After studying the violin in Tirana, Arben Spahiu, who hails from Albania, received a state sponsorship to continue his studies under Franz Samohyl at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. In 1988 he was a recipient of the Vienna Bruckner Prize. He is now Concertmaster of the Bavarian State Orchestra.
Former principal cellist of the Bavarian State Orchestra. The cellist Peter Wöpke has made a name for himself as a versatile player of chamber music. Born in Berlin, having graduated with distinction, and having been a prize winner in the 'Prague Spring', he studied a further three years at the Moscow conservatorium under (among others) Mstislav Rostropovich. Wolfgang Sawallisch engaged him to be Principal cellist in the Bavarian State Orchestra.
who is Tango Mortale’s founder, composer and pianist, writes tangos, chansons, melodramas and chamber music. His music for the stage has been performed internationally, and his orchestra arrangements are much sought after. As a solo performer he appears as improviser and pianist for silent films. It is he who writes the music and plays the piano for 'Tango à Trois'.