István Kuruc · violin
Wulfin Lieske · guitar
Eleonore Klauser · piano
In 1993 István Kuruc and Wulfin Lieske recorded, together with Bandoneonist René Marino Rivero, the tango CD „Adios Nonino“ for the label EMI. This album was dedicated entirely to the music of Astor Piazzolla and turned out to be a big success. Both musicians met in Cologne at the legendary Café Fleur - a long-term collaboration started.
The combination of concert piano and amplified Spanish guitar was developed to perfection by Eleonore Klauser and Wulfin Lieske as Duo Toccata. Extended to Trio Ariabesca (a mix of „aria“ and „arabesque“) an unique and well-balanced formation was created. Titled „Rio + Purcell = Tango Nuevo?“ they present a program of full of fire and variety. Starting with Darius Milhaud’s parade piece „Scaramouche“ (composed in Rio de Janeiro, where Milhaud resided as cultural attaché of France) to the famous „hits“ of Tango Nuevo by Argentine Astor Piazzolla. In between Ravel’s soulful „Adagio“ from his piano concerto in G and is contrasted by „Ariabesca“ by Wulfin Lieske. He composed this piece especially for this trio and it became the name patron of the ensemble. Behind wild Andalusian and Arabian melodies and dances hides the timeless touching aria of death from „Dido’s Lament“ by Henry Purcell.
Darius Milhaud · Scaramouche v-g-p
Maurice Ravel · Adagio from Piano Concerto in G p-g
Wulfin Lieske · Ariabesca v-g-p
Astor Piazzolla · Verano Porteño g
Bordel 1900 Cafe 1930 Night-Club 1960 v-g
Libertango (p) Soledad (v-g-p) Primavera Porteño v-g-p