Las Hermanas Caronni
- Gianna Caronni (clarinet, vocals)
- Laura Caronni (cello, vocals)
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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A shade of Ravel and Debussy blends with the sounds of the Pampas
Two Argentinian twin sisters, Laura and Gianna Caronni, respectively a cellist and a clarinetist, and both singers, deliver on their eponymous album some of the most delicate and intelligent music of the recent years. As a duet, their sound is full of intimacy, yet rich at the same time - due to the stunningly inventive, almost minimalist arrangements. The music sounds exactly like the sum of the artists' backgrounds: two classically trained musicians enamoured with their country's folk music. Shades of European Impressionism, of Ravel and Debussy, influences of the South American classical composers like Villa-Lobos, and the unavoidable ghoast of Tango, all blend perfectly with the melancoly and determination of the folk tunes of the Pampas. Clever, discretely sensual, and endlessly elegant, this is music for thos who still cherish values like refinement and class.
"THE discovery of the season. Right after the programme we received an avalanche of emails and enthusiastic comments that carried this self-produced, almost anonymous CD on to another life."
France Inter, 2012
"Their eclectic lyricism, evocative vocal harmonies and inventive stretching and recombination of cello and clarinet technique reveal a sublime poetic mastery that defies categorisation. ... There is more unassuming passion, beauty and wisdom in these 13 tangos, canciones, chacareras, milongas and a closing baguala than many artists can claim in a lifetime."
Folk Roots, UK, 2012