Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert - the music of Astor Piazzolla and music inspired by the Tango as performed by members of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and soloist Gilberto Pereyra, Bandoneon. Recorded live in Paris on January 15, 2011.
February 9, 2011

Astor Piazzolla - reinvented the Tango.

Over to Paris this week for a special concert featuring members of the Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France with Gilberto Pereyra, Badoneon in program of music by Astor Piazzola and a composer inspired by Piazzolla, Graciane Finzi. The concert was recorded live in Paris by Radio France Musique on January 15th.

Astor Piazzolla is generally acknowledged as the man who reinvented the Tango and reignited interest in the genre all over the world. But particularly in Europe where his concerts were legendary and his recordings sold in the millions. Since his death his popularity and the popularity of the form he rejuvenated have only gone on to greater heights and his music is now played in concert halls throughout the world as a result. The concert presented today is one of many throughout the average year, paying tribute to a genius and astonishing talent.

As always, the concert is in two parts. The top player features the Finzi along with Piazzolla and Jose Bragato arrangements of popular Tangos. The bottom player features Piazzolla: Adios Nonino and Libertango.

Announcements are in French but kept at a minimum for time.

For you note keepers:

Le Centquatre : Eh bien dansons maintenant !. Concert Piazzolla

Part 1. Graciane Finzi
Impression Tango (2003-2008)

Astor Piazzolla

Le grand tango (A Mstislav Rostropovitch)

Astor Piazzolla & José Bragato, Arrangements
Invierno porteño
Primavera porteño
Verano porteño
Autumno porteño

Part 2. Astor Piazzolla

Adios nonino
Asleep, Ext. des 5 Tango sensations
Loving, Ext. des 5 Tango sensations
Anxiety, Ext. des 5 Tango sensations
Despertar, Ext. des 5 Tango sensations
Fear, Ext. des 5 Tango sensations
Adios nonino

Gilberto Pereyra, Bandonéon

Musiciens de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Aurélie Chenille, Violon I
Isabelle Souvignet, Violon II
Elodie Guillot, Alto
Jérôme Pinget, Violoncelle
Jean-Claude Gengembre, Percussion I
Benoît Gaudelette, Percussion II
Catherine Cournot, Piano
Concert Piazzolla donné le 15 janvier 2011, Salle 400

Another dose of Anti-road Rage for your Wednesday. And maybe something you can dance to.

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