PIAZZOLLA, A: THE FOUR SEASONS AND OTHER TANGOS (Ensemble Tangueando)
Composer(s): Astor Piazzolla
Artist(s): Ensemble Tangueando
Period: 21st Century
Catalogue No.: C00016
Tango Nuevo (New Tango) by Astor Piazzolla is the result of the merging between the spirit and the musical culture of the Argentine people and the more classic, modern and refined composing techniques, linking Piazzolla to the great European masters: a new music and a break with the almost sacred and untouchable tradition of Tango music.
Being the maker of this kind of “revolution” Piazzolla was exposed to heavy criticism by the most conservative and traditional tangueros who even accused him of “killing” the tango. “Yes, I’m a Tango foe for sure, but of the kind of Tango as they understand it. (…) If everything has changed, the music of Buenos Aires has to change as well. Many of us want Tango to change, but these people attacking me do not understand that, nor will they ever understand it. […] (Translation by Marco Beccari)