1. Vidalita del vuelo (vidalita)
2. Kara Llantaj (bailecito)
3. La tristecita (zamba)
4. Alfonsina y el Mar (zamba)
5. Dalia morena (serenata-habanera)
6. La aduendada (chacarera trunca)
7. Balada para Martin Fierro (aire sureño)
10. Hop (audio
11. As rosas nao falam (Cartola)
12. Milonga del agua herida (milonga Uruguay)
13. Milonga (milonga porteña)
14. Falta envido (milonga)
15. Reina de la noche (milonga porteña)
Liliana Rodriguez, voice - Raphaella Smits & Jorge Cardoso, guitars
titel: Reine de la Noche
composers: Sergio Assad, Jorge Cardoso, Ariel Ramirez.
label: Accent Records
CD number: ACC 24178
recorded: at the 'Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Kerk', Haarlem, NL, October 2005
instruments: John Gilbert (1980) & José Espejo Grimaldi
total duration: 62'09"
illustration: Tango Kiss by Andrei Protsouk
REINA DE LA NOCHE
from Argetina and Brazil
Raphaella Smits, Liliana Rodriguez and Jorge Cardoso
play Sergio Assad, Jorge Cardoso and Ariel Ramirez.
SOME AUDIO SAMPLES
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
THE ENGLISH INSERT NOTES
LES NOTES EN FRANCAIS
LAS NOTAS ESPAŅOLAS
DAS KOMMENTAR IN DEUTSCH
Rodriguez, Jorge Cardoso and Raphaella
para Martin Fierro" of Ariel Ramirez is a solo guitar
piece played by Raphaella (the book "Martin Fierro" of José
Hernandez is a tribute to the way of life of the gaucho on the pampa's,
and it is considered by many as the national epic poem of Argentina) ;
of Sergio Assad is a duet by Liliana and Raphaella (about a loving couple
of trapeze artists, sailing in the air) ;
- the title song "Reina
de la Noche" of Jorge Cardoso is performed in trio by
Liliana, Raphaella and Jorge (about the heartbeat of the dazzling nightlife).
OTHER PEOPLE SAY
Hein Sanderink wrote in El Maestro (EGTA-Netherlands magazine):
"The combination voice plus two guitars should
be used more often. The guitar duo Smits-Cardoso is perfectly
adjusted. Tone and timing are completely in balance. For the
singer Liliane Rodriguez it must have been a pleasure to work with such
The songs have been written just right for the Argentine singer. With
her splendid voice, the necessary temperament and an inborn instinct for
style, she puts down a matchless interpretation of this
South American repertoire. Rodriguez sings 'con sentimento popular', but
splendidly dosed and at the correct places.
Raphaella Smits’s playing carries the CD, because she accounts for
the five solo works and she has an important share in all remaining works.
Raphaella may be called quite rightly the ambassador of a particular tone
culture. This could easily become the favourite CD of many guitar lovers.
An absolute must!"
Ray Verhaeghe said:
"For this anthology the artists have choosen
consciously for diversity in unity. The texts covers a direct popular
idiom, as well as verses of topclass literature. The music, with its genuine
South American heartbeat, ranges from dance character up to impressionistic
composing. A highly authentic and valuable performance:
passionate, melodious and poetic. Very successful!".