Libertango – Astor Piazzolla

Performed by CT Tango Ensemble on 31 May 2011 at the  University of Johannesburg Theater.

CT Tango Ensemble:
Stanislav Angelov – Accordion
Jacek Domagala – Violin
Albert Combrink – Piano
Charles Lazar – Double Bass

The dancers are Diane Cannell and Danie Gouws.

DOWNLOAD a Free Copy of the Sheet Music of Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango (for Piano Solo)  HERE.

Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneónist, he regularly performed his own compositions with different ensembles. This popular Tango was written shortly after he composed his Tango Operita Maria de Buenos Aires.

By the early 1970s Piazzolla was living in Rome, (managed by the Italian agent Aldo Pagani) and exploring a leaner, more fluid musical style drawing on more jazz influence, and with simpler, more continuous forms. Pieces that exemplify this new direction include Libertango and most of the Suite Troileana, written in memory of the late Anibal Troilo.

CT Tango Ensemble plays different versions of Piazzolla’s music. In some cases we perform the maestro’s own arrangements note-for-note as they were composed. In cases such as this “Libertango” the ensemble makes its own arrangement  – creating space for Jazz improvisation as well. As always, we believe our versions are “watched” over by the spirit of Piazzolla, and we are guided by our love for this music and our experience of over a decade of performing in this genre.

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