Last edition introduced the recording legacy of Oscar Serpa, and this edition explores his professional life in more detail. Then there is a quick round-up of upcoming tango events, and a report on the first live tango music event of 2019, a concert presentation by Daniel Rojas and Stephen Cutriss. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:
- broadcasting on 2xxfm 98.3 in Canberra,
- streaming live and also on demand from http://www.2xxfm.org.au
Rojas and Cutriss have worked together before and they are both mature musicians, bringing formidable energy as well as precise control of technique. They are also both seasoned performers who introduced each piece engagingly, repositioning the audience for each change of style and substance, the disparate pieces drawn from across the Americas woven together finally into a highly satisfying concert.
Image Daniel Rojas and Stephen Cutriss at the Melbourne Recital Hall on 24 January 2019.
- La Payanca; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 9 June 1936; a tango with music composed by Augusto Pedro Berto in 1926 and lyrics by Jesús Fernández Blanco.
- La Novia Del Mar, meaning ‘The Bride Of The Sea’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 22 June 1948; a tango with music composed by José Ranieri and Elías Randal, lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
- Jamás Retornarás, meaning ‘Never Return’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 28 June 1943; a tango with music composed by Osmar Maderna, first recorded in 1942, lyrics by Miguel Caló, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
- Precio, meaning ‘Price’; recorded by Ricardo Pedevilla in 1950; a tango with music composed by Manuel Sucher, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
- Verdemar, meaning ‘Sea-green’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 16 September 1955; a tango with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli in 1943, lyrics by José María Contursi, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
- Ventanal, meaning ‘Window’; a recorded by Los Señores del Tango on 29 October 1962; a tango with music composed by Héctor Stamponi, first recorded in 1961, lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
- Danzarín, meaning ‘Dancer’; from the collection ‘Buenos Aires’ released in 2017, recorded by Tango Oz in 2016; a tango with music composed by Julián Plaza, first recorded in 1958.
- Resurrección Del Ángel, meaning ‘Resurrection Of The Angel’; a tango nuevo from the collection ‘Latin Piano Expressions’ released in 2013, recorded by Daniel Rojas in 2013; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla.
- Navegar, meaning ‘To Sail’; from the collection ‘Nocturno’ released in 2018, recorded by Oblivion Tango Duo in 2018; a concierto with music composed by Daniel Rojas.