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documentary Homage to Astor Piazzolla A documentary by Christopher Nupen

A documentary by Christopher Nupen

Homage to Astor Piazzolla A documentary by Christopher Nupen

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Passion: the word that best sums up the life and music of Astor Piazzolla. Too “classical” for proponents of the tango tradition, yet too “traditional” for twentieth-century avant-gardists, Piazzolla infused new passion into a genre crying out for reinvention. His work met with great enthusiasm in both Europe and Japan, and it stirred such fervor in Piazzolla’s native Argentina that he occasionally met with threats and even violence for his radical ideas.

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Cast

  • Quinteto Ástor Piazzolla
  • Per Arne Glorvigen | Bandoneonist
  • Alois Posch | Double bassist
  • Vadim Sakharov | Pianist
  • Gidon Kremer | Violinist

Program

  • Ástor Piazzolla, Escualo
  • Ástor Piazzolla, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
    • Invierno porteño (Buenos Aires Winter)
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Tangata
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Pachouli
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Soledad
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Allegro tangabile
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Celos
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Buenos Aires: Hora Cero
  • Giya Kancheli, Instead of a Tango
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Escualo
  • Ástor Piazzolla, Oblivion

Details

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  • Production date: 1998
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Production: © Allegro Films
  • Available version(s): EN
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