Las Estaciones del Angel
The first studio album and program „Las Estaciones del Angel“ focuses on two majorworks, each of them in for movements. One of them are the famous four seasons „Las cuatro estaciones portenas“. Certainly inspired by the great master Antonio Vivaldi and his four seasons, Astor Piazzolla paints an acoustic picture of the various seasons of the year ; a year in Buenos Aires, of course ! So – though Piazzolla was deeply influenced by european, classical composers , J.S.Bach be named maybe as the most important one for him – the Piazzolla Seasons also are a portrait of the tango metropole Buenos Aires – its colors, its melancholy, its pride, its urban variety and its people – the portenos ... The second big work „La Suite del Angel“ is about an angel ... what angel ? We only can guess... aneternal spirit who silently attends man, dances, laughs, cries and dies with them. „Tiene Angel“, „Has angel“ the portenos say about an inspired musician. The suite describes different stages in the life of the angel : after the melancholic „Introduccion all Angel“ it softly rises in „La Milonga del Angel“ to a dance through the sky above the city, rebels with a loud cry againstits own death in „La Muerte del Angel“ until it finally resurrects in a glorious manner in „La Resureccion del Angel“. These two cycles, in concert supplemented by some solitary compositions like „Decarissimo“, „Caliente“ or „Libertango“, really can evoke a world of emotions , from soft melancholy to wildlust for life – join TANGOLOGIA on this adventurous journey !
Historia del Tango featuring EGOTANGO
„With a stick of dynamite in either hand, ready to provoke a national scandal, to break with all the musical schemes prevailing in Argentina” – that was the spirit in which Astor Piazzolla started a true revolution of a phenomenon that has been declared by the UNESCO as “part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage”: the Tango.
Join TANGOLOGIA on their journey and experience, how Waltz, Mazurka, Milonga and Habanera meet each other in a wild chaos at the Rio del Plata and transform into the first Tango Argentino, how slowly the musicians become more professional and the representants of the “Guardia Vieja” such as Angel Gregorio Villoldo (“El Choclo”) or Vicente Greco (“Ojos Negros”) take over and the Tango finds its way through the brothels and nightclubs of Buenos Aires into the fine European ballrooms and saloons. Then there is the “golden age” of Tango from round about 1920-40, the birth of the first “tango-superstar” Carlos Gardel and the tension between traditionalists like Roberto Firpo and Modernists such as Pedro Maffia. TANGOLOGIA, in their very own sound, paint a picture of that time and built a stage for the great man who is about to appear and not only to leave behind a music that today has to be considered a global classic, but to change the cultural identity of a whole nation forever: Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla.
If desired the great dancing couple EGOTANGO (Gaia Pisauro / Rome, Leandro Furlan / Buenos Aires ) will supplement the concert with a live performance.