Exploring the music and life of Astor Piazzolla. Why? Because he transformed the Tango and he’s written great music generally, and specifically for the flute. His music rewards you for your effort in stylizing it. There is so much depthand capacity for emotional expression in his rhythms.
Music to Listen To
The CD ‘Tango Jam’ with musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Richard Tognetti) features the music of Astor Piazzolla.
It is a spectacular album full of sultry smokey sounds and is thoroughly engaging.
Piazzolla is easily found on You Tube. Also look out for his collaboration with the Kronos Quartet.
Piazzolla flute music suggestions
1. Tango Etudes for flute alone
2. Libertango for flute and piano
3. Milonga del angel for flute and piano
4. Oblivion for flute and piano
5. Histoire du Tango for Flute & Guitar Histoire du tango for Flute & Guitar
Of course, the better your tone and technique, and your ability to add expression in the music, to ‘feel’ the music, the better the pieces will sound.
What do you think? Do you like his music?