Antonio Agri/Jose Carli

Romance del Diablo

for Accordion, String Quartet, Double Bass and Piano / arr. Crabb
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The violinist Antonio Agri was a prominent musician in both the classical and tango music worlds. He played in a number of small musical groups as well as the Rosario Symphony Orchestra.

In 1961 Agri met Astor Piazzolla, who invited him to take part in the Quinteto Nuevo Tango – an ensemble comprising bandoneon, piano, violin, electric guitar and double bass. In the following years Agri and Piazzolla worked together on a number of projects; performing, touring and recording. When Agri eventually decided to pursue other opportunities, Piazzolla vented his frustration in a radio interview, saying: “I admit that a mediocrity can retire, but not a genius of the violin like him”.

Desde Adentro, meaning ‘from within’, was recorded with José Carli in 1997. 

Video Credits

Audio recording by Fine Music
Omega Ensemble gratefully acknowledges their support
Bruce Terry - Videographer