Astor Piazzolla – Tango Nuevo II

This edition finishes Tango Capital’s celebration of the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth with a selection of his unique musical style, tango nuevo. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Astor Piazzolla, 1975; scanned from Clarin newspaper, Buenos Aires; image in public domain.

Astor Piazzolla – the bailable years II

Last edition summarised Astor Piazzolla’s professional life, and this edition explores his first forays into leadership through further recordings of tango bailable with Fiorentino and then leading his own orquesta. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image:Astor Piazzolla, by Vicki Choh, 2021

Cantolibre Plays Piazzolla

This month the celebration of the centenary of Astor Piazzolla and exploration of his legacy will draw to a close, starting with a brief look at his life and the influences on that musical legacy. And there is a final chapter in the retrospective series showcasing Australian tango bands, this time, Cantolibre. bringing an Australian instrumentation to Piazzolla’s music. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image credit: cover art from the CD featured this edition, Cantolibre Plays Piazzolla, 2002.

Maria De Buenos Aires II

This is the second of two episodes bringing you Piazzolla’s operita Maria De Buenos Aires, featuring the Giden Kremer production of 1998. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: The manifestation of Our Lady of Buenos Aires.

Maria De Buenos Aires I

Piazzolla’s operita Maria De Buenos Aires features over the next two episodes, with broadcasts of the Giden Kremer production of  1998 That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: The patron of Buenos Aires is the Virgin Maria in her manifestation as Our Lady of Buen Aire of Bonaira, Sardinia.

Astor Piazzolla – Suites (more from Australia)

This year is the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth, and this week Tango Capital again acknowledges his legacy by looking at his complex suites through the ears of Australian classical ensembles .That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit:  Astor Piazzolla y su orquesta se presentan en Canal 13, en 1963. Foto Archivo AGN: Unknown (registered by Canal 13 Argentina) – Archivo General de la Nación Argentina. Image in public domain. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astor_Piazzolla_(canal_13,_1963).jpg

After the Golden Age

Piazzolla struck out some new directions in the 1950s, which he refused to call tango. But what happened to tango in Argentina after the Golden Age puttered to a close in the mid-1950s? Check out 6 of the great ensembles that set up after the Golden Age closed. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm: