A HISTORY OF THE TANGO
Amalia Pérez & Darío Barozzi
Piazzolla's Complete Works for Flute + Guitar
From 25 Nov 2021 +
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Filmed at the Patio of the Estudio Charlone in Buenos Aires
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Piazzolla's L'histoire du tango: the most frequently invoked piece in the entire Latin Classical repertoire. We invite you to hear a fresh, new interpretation in the authentic hands of two leading Argentine soloists, Amalia Pérez and Darío Barozzi. Filmed against the backdrop of the sumptuous Estudio Charlone patio in Buenos Aires, the event sets the work in the context of the 19th-century tango roots that inspired it. Tracing the tango's various eras, the work is concluded with a special new commission by Barozzi to mark the composer's centenary: APP 2021 - an additional movement which updates the Suite into the preset day. Alongside other works from the guardia vieja, tango's first flourish, we present Piazzolla's other great gift to the flute: the complete Tango-Etudes.
Astor Piazzolla L'histoire du tango | Six Tango-Etudes
Darío Barozzi APP 2021 | Un ajedrez
J. C. Cobián/E. Cadícamo (arr. D. Barozzi) Mi refugio
F. De Caro (arr. D. Barozzi) Flores negras
Amalia Pérez flute
Darío Barozzi guitar
'Amalia Pérez proved to be an exceptional musician, with extensive instrumental and interpretative mastery.'
Asociación de Críticos Musicales de Argentina
Born in Argentina, Amalia Pérez enjoys a busy career as a soloist and chamber musician. She is currently Principal Flute of the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she has performed alongside the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, the Mar del Plata Symphony Orchestra, and the Sinfonieorchester Basel, among others. She obtained First Prize in the XXVI Concurso Estímulo para Jóvenes Concertistas (Argentina) and the 35ème Concours National d'Exécution Musicale (Switzerland). She studied in Argentina under Fernando Quiroga and Patricia Da Dalt and in Switzerland in the Hochschule Basel under Kiyoshi Kasai and Felix Renggli.
'Something happens every time Darío sits down with his guitar: he creates a new world; his own world.'
Darío Barozzi is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Buenos Aires, an institution where he now teaches Popular Music. Also a composer, his most recent work, Five Argentine Studies for Guitar, has just been published by the UNA, and also transcribed for bandoneon, with an accompanying recording project bringing together leading performers of both instruments. Another work for guitar orchestra, Tiento y madera, also recently received its premiere by the Camerata Argentina de Guitarras. He has released several albums, and with various projects and groups has toured the major cities of Argentina and Europe.
Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2021 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of the Embassy of Argentina
SNEAK PEEK! Amalia Pérez performs Lili Boulanger's Nocturne at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires / Darío Barozzi performs Viejas alegrías
Background video: Time-lapse view of the Obelisk on the Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina