Verano Porteño from Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (1965) by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Cape Town World Music Festival 2012 – LIVE AMATEUR FOOTAGE 10/11/12

Also Recorded on the SAMA Nominated Album Tango Club

Stanislav Angelov – Accordion

Albert Combrink – Piano

Petrus de Beer – Violin

Charles Lazar – Double Bass

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The Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as the Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, are a set of four tango compositions written by Ástor Piazzolla, which were originally conceived and treated as different compositions rather than one suite, although Piazzolla performed them together from time to time. The pieces were scored for his quintet of violin (viola), piano, electric guitar, double bass and bandoneón. By giving the adjective porteño, referring to those born in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital city, Piazzolla gives an impression of the four seasons in Buenos Aires.

Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) was written in 1965, originally as incidental music for the play ‘Melenita de Oro’ by Alberto Rodríguez Muñoz.