“Fuga y misterio” – CT Tango Ensemble: Stanislav Angelov – Bandoneon & Accordeon / Albert Combrink – Piano / Petrus de Beer – Violin / Carles Lazar – Double Bass / Peter Narun – Guitar
Performed in “Piazzolla & Beyond” at the Cape Town Concert Series, Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town, South Africa – LIVE Amateur Video
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“Fuga y Mysterio” from “Maria de Buenos Aires”: Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
“María de Buenos Aires” is a tango opera (tango operita) with music by Ástor Piazzolla and libretto by Horacio Ferrer which premiered at the Sala Planeta in Buenos Aires in May 1968. Fuga y misterio was incidental music for Piazzolla’s 1968 operita, Maria de Buenos Aires. The music, one of three instrumentals in the work, accompanied action on the stage where Maria leaves the barrio, arrives in the city and walks around observing the nightlife. A strict fugue for all the instruments is followed by a lyrical section.
The surreal plot centers on a prostitute in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the second half takes place after her death. The characters include María (and, after her death, the Shadow of María), a singer of payadas, various members of the Buenos Aires underworld, a poet narrator who is also a goblin-like duende, several marionettes under his control, and a circus of psychoanalysts. Several elements of the libretto suggest parallels between María and Mary, the mother of Jesus (in Spanish, María) or to Jesus himself. While certainly not in the narrow sense an opera ballet, because the dance is tango rather than classical ballet, it falls within the tradition of having set dance pieces integral to an operatic work.The music draws on the nuevo tango idiom for which Piazzolla is famous.
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