Get 3 tracks from Cuarteto Tanguero’s debut Argentine Tango CD
About Cuarteto Tanguero
Formed by Grammy Award Nominated violinist Daniel Stein (D.M. IU Jacobs School of Music), pianist Winnie Cheung (D.M.A. Eastman), bandoneonist Ben Bogart (Orquesta Escuela Emilio Balcarse / Berklee), and bassist Matthew McConahay Cuarteto Tanguero explores tango recordings, manuscripts, and publications embracing the styles and performance of the tango tradition.
The Tanguero Workshop
When we started playing there were basically no resources outside of Argentina for aspiring tango musicians. The members of Cuarteto Tanguero formed the Tanguero Workshop at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to help build a Tango bridge from Buenos Aires to the rest of the world.
Now the workshop is held at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN and in addition to bringing esteemed faculty from around the world, the workshop often features premiers of new works. Lear more at workshop.moretango.org
Gallo Ciego performed by participants at the 2018 Tanguero Workshop
by Ástor Piazzolla
performed by Cuarteto Tanguero
In Auer Hall at Indian University Jacobs School of music we debuted Escualo as group to a very enthusiastic audience.
Escualo means “Shark.” Apparently Ástor Piazzolla liked Shark Hunting. In the piece we think Piazzolla is represented by the Bandoneon and the violin is the Shark. Daniel Stein, the violinst likes to say the shark won this time.
Cuarteto Tanguero’s first recording.
When we were just starting out we got together and recorded a demo. We’ve improved but here is where we started. We spend many many hours transcribing all the details of Juan D’Arienzo’s 1971 recording of La Cumparsita. Check it out.
In the same session we recorded the Tango Vals
Lagrimas y sonrisas.