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StartseiteHome Le Grand tango
Wednesdays at half past seven / Mittwochs um halb acht

Le Grand tango

Homage to Astor Piazzolla

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 7:30 pm
Munich, Prinzregententheater

Programme

Astor Piazzolla
Adios nonino

Astor Piazzolla
“Le grand tango” for violoncello and orchestra

Astor Piazzolla
Oblivion

Astor Piazzolla
Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas: Verano Porteño

Astor Piazzolla
Sinfonietta

Astor Piazzolla
Concerto for bandoneon and orchestra

Performers

Lothar Hensel, Bandoneon

Alexandre Vay, Cello

Annekatrin Hentschel, Moderation

Munich Radio Orchestra

Alondra de la Parra, Direction

About the programme

“Your tango is new, and it is honest”: thus Nadia Boulanger’s assessment of her strange scholarship student Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992). Indeed, he is the founding father of Tango Nuevo, a species of tango that combines dance and art music, tradition and avant-garde, rising from the shadowy dives of Buenos Aires into the bright glare of the world’s concert halls. Tango Nuevo is ballet music, tango-opera, concerto and musical experiment at the highest level. Whether noble and restrained or explosive and volcanic, it is pure emotion in notes.

Alondra de la Parra © Oscar Turco
Alondra de la Parra

About the performers

To the world-famous bandoneon player Lothar Hensel, Piazzolla’s music, and especially his Bandoneon Concerto, form the mainstay of his repertoire. Like Hensel, Alexandre Vay, the deputy solo cellist of the Munich Radio Orchestra, is an impassioned and brilliant soloist. Two lady experts will guide us through the evening: the Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, a passionate advocate for Latin American composers, and Annekatrin Hentschel, whose interviews have shown her to be a true connoisseur of the dynamic experimental side of the young music scene opened up by Piazzolla’s Tango Nuevo.

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