JAN/15: RECORDING OF PIAZZOLLA ARRANGEMENTS RELEASED BY HARMONIA MUNDI
My arrangements of Astor Piazzolla's music are featured on an album released this month by Harmonia Mundi that was recorded by Ann Hobson Pilot (harp), Lucia Lin (violin), and JP Jofre (bandoneon).
"Beautifully arranged by one of Pilot’s former students, Michael Maganuco, the harp is given more space to breathe and expand . . . the arrangement is moving, the use of harmonics on the harp at just the right moment is heart-rending"
-Alison Young, Harp Column, May/June 2015
"The bandoneon and violin are commonly associated with Piazzolla’s work, but the harp is less so. While its presence bestows a softer, less-insistent-than-usual sound on these beautiful works, their essence remains intact in the graceful arrangements"
-Jon Sobel, blogcritics.org
Read an inteview with Ann Hobson Pilot about the album here
Purchase or download the album here