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Piazzolla: Le Grand tango for cello and piano
Piazzolla studied composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger , who encouraged him to stick with the tango rather than focusing solely on classical composition. Taking her words to heart, he began to experiment with the standard Argentine tango, diverging from the expected Latin harmonies and producing an edgier sound than that found in classic tango. He composed Le Grand Tango for Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich , who did not play it until or record it until Although structured in a single movement, the work has three broad sections. It contains extensive dialogue between the cello and the piano. The music charges forward to its conclusion, giving the cellist many challenging double-stops playing two notes at once and glissandos sliding rapidly through a musical scale. Le Grand Tango.
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Astor Piazzolla was a musical genius, a man who used the national dance of Argentina as raw material for a whole new musical genre. They describe his return to Argentina at age 16 and his rapid rise in the intoxicating world of tango, where he quickly earned a place with the leading dance band, and then formed his own group.
More info about shipping. He studied with the Hungarian pianist Bela Wilda disciple of Rachmaninov and met Carlos Gardel, the king of classical tango, who became a good friend of the family. In , he returned to Argentina and began playing in a number of tango orchestras. Soon he became a member and arranger of the Anibal Troilo orchestra, one of the best tango orchestras of that time. To develop his skills he decided to study with Alberto Ginastera. He was listening to lots of jazz and in he formed his first orchestra. At a composition contest he won a scholarship to study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, who encouraged him to return to tango.