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A Piazzolla Trilogy

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2385 SACD
Release date2021-08-05
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time63:03

From the moment Karen Gomyo first heard Astor Piazzolla on disc, at the age of fourteen, she was spellbound: ‘I had never heard such a combination of sensuality, fierceness, playfulness, sadness and nostalgia.’ As a violinist she found the role of the violin in Piazzolla’s music especially inspiring, and soon started playing it herself – first in various group combinations, and eventually together with Piazzolla’s longtime pianist Pablo Ziegler and his Tango Quartet. For the present disc she has chosen to record strings-only versions of three works originally for tango quintet (Seasons), guitar and flute (Histoire), and solo flute (Études).

Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones were initially conceived neither as a suite nor as a tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Verano porteño (Summer) was composed first, as part of the incidental music for a play, with the other three following several years later. If the Seasons provide a soundtrack to the year as it unfolds in Buenos Aires, Histoire du Tango describes the development of the tango itself in four chapters – from the brothels around year 1900 to the concert halls where Piazzolla himself performed his tango nuevo. These two works frame three of Piazzolla’s Tango Études, which Karen Gomyo performs solo, while otherwise being partnered by the strings of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Seasons) and the guitarist Stephanie Jones (Histoire).
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
  Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas 28:39
01 Verano Porteño 06:50 $ 1.64 USD
02 Otoño Porteño 08:10 $ 1.97 USD
03 Invierno Porteño 07:17 $ 1.76 USD
04 Primavera Porteña 06:22 $ 1.57 USD
  Tango Études for flute or violin solo 10:23
05 Étude No. 3. Molto marcato e energico 03:54 $ 0.94 USD
06 Étude No. 4. Lento meditativo 04:12 $ 1.01 USD
07 Étude No. 5. 02:17 $ 0.58 USD
  Histoire du Tango 23:01
08 1. Bordel 1900 04:10 $ 1.00 USD
09 2. Café 1930 07:49 $ 1.88 USD
10 3. Nightclub 1960 06:06 $ 1.46 USD
11 4. Concert d’aujourd’hui 04:56 $ 1.30 USD
  Album total 63:03
ComposerPiazzolla, Astor
PerformerGomyo, Karen
OrchestraOrchestre National des Pays de la Loire
DirectionGomyo, Karen
ViolinGomyo, Karen
GuitarJones, Stephanie

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