The term Renaissance man is thrown around too loosely these days. But Carlos Franzetti really is one. He is a composer, arranger, conductor, vocalist and pianist who moves at will across the theoretical borders separating classical music, jazz, film scores and the folkloric traditions of his native Argentina.
This album continues two long-term Franzetti collaborations: one with his wife, Allison Brewster Franzetti, a classical concert pianist, and one with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The program contains three works by Franzetti, including a concerto and a set of interludes from a ballet. There are also two tangos by popular 20th-century Argentinian composers (Horacio Salgan and José Dames), and a new commissioned concerto by Grammy-winning composer Claudia Montero.