Piazzolla’ s scores shout with amore

     (AAPNW) – Recorded by the Tennessee’s Nashville Symphony at the end of 2009 in Schermerhorn Symphony Center, works by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s (1921-1992) highlights his “nuevo tango” style from his native country, into a sophisticated art music that gives an audio expose to a wide range of moods and expressions. “In Astor Piazzolla’s music, we hear so many different influences, which is what makes it so thrilling to listen to,” said NSO Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero. “The result is passionate, sensuous and absolutely gripping.”

     A public celebration of this musical release takes place on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm Davis-Kidd Booksellers in The Mall at Green Hills.

      Written in the early 1950s, “Sinfonía Buenos Aires”  is a symphonic vision of the bustling port city where at that time, Piazzolla called home. His incorporation of tango and orchestral music was so new and unexpected that it prompted a group of tango purists to shout their disapproval at the world premiere.

     The recording features soloist Daniel Binelli, an internationally renowned master of the bandoneón, the accordion-like instrument that gives the tango its distinctive sound. Named for the highest peak in the Andes, the “Bandoneón ConcertoAconcagua”  Binelli is also featured. The work’s central movement reveals Piazzolla at his most intimate, beginning with an extensive, soulful solo on the bandoneón emphasizing the tango’s lyrical intensity.

     Violinist Tianwa Yang, who is the featured soloist on Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas” (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), which pays tribute to Vivaldi’s famous set of four concertos. Written in the late 1960s and posthumously arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov, the music quotes directly from Vivaldi’s original Summer and Winter, but with a twist: Playfully alluding to the seasonal differences between the northern and southern hemispheres, Piazzolla’s Summer corresponds to Vivaldi’s Italian Winter, and vice versa.

     For more information, see: www.NashvilleSymphony.org.




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