Still more interesting is how the Janoska Ensemble broadens the tradition in which they work. Jazz, Cuban rumba (in an adaptation of the first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, of Mozart
, no less), and folk traditions including the tarantella also make appearances, as does Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla
, who probably has never been heard in a context like this one.
The Janoska Ensemble has appeared at Vienna's Musikverein, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Sydney Opera House and major venues, and it has toured in programs of tango-related music with Argentine bass-baritone Erwin Schrott
. It released its debut album, Janoska Style, in 2016 on the Deutsche Grammophon
label. ~ James Manheim, Rovi