Astor Piazzolla: Escualo

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Histoire du Tango: III. Nightclub 1960

From Astor Piazzolla: Escualo (2015)

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Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango: III. Nightclub 1960

A musical ambassador. The name of Astor Piazzolla is synonymous with the word tango. A musical ambassador who carried the signature sounds of Argentina’s cafes and nightclubs to concert halls around the world, his instantly recognizable compositions (attractively arranged here for harp, violin and bandoneón) are infused with elements of jazz, fusion and even classical baroque.

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  1. I forgot which Interlude issue did an interview with V Ashkenazy, who mentioned his orchestration of “Pictures at an Exhibition”. I finally located his version of the “Pictures” with the Philharmonia Orchestra last week, and it’s very much my taste, much better than Ravel’s. I am sorry, Mr Ravel, even though I admire your “Daphnis et Chloe”

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