It takes 5 to Tango at Al-Bustan

#1
The Daily Star

It was the second concert of this year’s Al-Bustan Festival and Soledad, a young quintet of Belgian musicians named after a famous composition of the master of modern tango, the late Astor Piazzolla, gave a prodigious display of technique and selfless expertise.
Modelled on Piazzolla’s own most-beloved ensemble ­ bandoneon (similar to an accordion), violin, double bass, piano and guitar ­ but with normal accordion instead of bandoneon, Soledad stayed true to the musical synthesis that best expressed Piazzolla’s ideas.
Piazzolla forged what is known as Tango Nuevo, a sensual, jazzy, rhythmic tango that broke boundaries and was hugely popular in his native Argentina from the late 1960s until his death in 1992. Born in Mar del Plata in 1921, Piazzolla lived in New York from 1924 to 1937 and his expatriate years deeply influenced his sound.
Sound Clip 1 - Sound Clip 2 (Libertango)- must have Real Player
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#2
Using an accordion

An accordion is voiced differently than a bandoneon. Consequently, approximating the sound of a bandoneon with an accordion is a rather difficult proposition.
 
#3
Hi El Rey del Tango,

I added a couple of sound clips to the links in the first post. Their music sounds really nice to my untrained ear.
1) What do you think of the clips?
2) Is it easy to tell the difference between an Accordian and a Bandoneon?
 

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