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“The Tango According to Astor Piazzolla”- Latino Heritage Month Event

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 @ 06:30 PM | Cost:No Cost

The Tango is comprised of three interrelated parts: the music, the dance and the lyrics.  Composers and lyricists knew that their works would be performed for an audience of dancers.  In the 1950s, a young classically-trained pianist and composer named Astor Piazzolla was convinced that the Tango was above all a musical form.  He disentangled it from the dance, reinvented the Tango orchestra, and explored the limitless possibilities of his instrument, the bandoneon.  This talk will explore Piazzolla’s conflicts with the musical establishment of the time, outline his achievements and attempt to understand his musical genius.

Presented by Dr. Irene Jacobsen, Department of Foreign Languages

Categories: Current Students | Faculty | Minority Affairs

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