Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s most famous composer, was the grandson of Italian immigrants, and the melancholy for an abandoned and lost country lends a sweetly poignant note to his music. He was unique in the way he was able to weave the “sweet noises of life” into pure melody and harmony in his works. There is a sort of visual lyricism in his melodies that invest his compositional skill with the strength and vitality of his origins as a folk musician, as an artist who was deeply familiar with every secret of the Tango.
This new recording presents arrangements for violin and guitar of popular works by Piazzolla: Calle 92, Milonga, Calambre, Tango choc, and many others.
Played with irresistible feeling for the style by Piercarlo Sacco (violin) and Andrea Dieci (guitar), who already recorded a much praised Piazzolla album for Brilliant Classics: Café 1930 (BC94896).