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Daniel Ruggiero Ensemble
Part of the 'Piazzolla 100' Series at the Centro Cultural Kirchner

9 Nov - 11 Dec


Online Concert

Available on demand

Filmed at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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In collaboration with the 'Piazzolla 100' celebrations held at the CCK in Buenos Aires, Argentina's premier arts complex, we present this hommage to Piazzolla's early output with an ensemble led by Daniel Ruggiero recreating his first tango orquesta típica of 1946. The event explores the early development of Piazzolla's compositional and interpretative language, following five years playing in the orchestra of Aníbal Troilo, working also as Troilo's arranger, and directing the orchestra of Francisco Fiorentino. This was Piazzolla's first ensemble of his own, and he defined their repertoire and sound to his own taste. The result was a music rooted in traditional tango combined with innovative elements he had learnt during his years studying with Alberto Ginastera. The '46 orchestra principally played central Buenos Aires, and from 1946 they performed on Radio El Mundo, Tango Bar, Café Marzotto, in tango clubs, and they recorded for the Odeón label. Piazzolla reveals his compositional talents in recordings such as El desbande, Se armó and Villeguita as well as delving into tango canción with songs such as Pigmalión, with lyrics by Homero Expósito, and Se fue sin decirme adiós, with lyrics by Alfredo Roldán. With spoken introductions in Spanish.


Astor PiazzollaVilleguita | Triunfal | Prepárense | A Juan Manuel Fangio | Juan Sebastián Arolas | Marrón y azul | Lo que vendrá | Melancólico Bs. As

Aníbal Troilo and Astor Piazzolla Contrabajeando

Alejandro Junnissi El recodo

Julio De Caro Tierra querida

César Rago, Manu Quiroga, Julio Domínguez and Ernestina Inveninato violins

Elizabeth Ridolfi viola

Jacqueline Oroc cello

Cristian Basto double bass

Fulvio Giraudo piano

Santiago Polimeni, Alejandro Guerschberg and Natsuki Nishihara bandoneons

Daniel Ruggiero, bandoneon, arrangements and conductor

Bandoneon player, arranger, conductor and composer, Daniel Ruggiero studied at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda (EMPA) with Rodolfo Mederos, and privately with Néstor Marconi amongst others. He has performed with some of tango's leading stars, including Raúl Lavie, Guillermo Fernández, Atilio Stampone, Julia Zenko and Amelita Baltar, as well as Estrella Morente, the Orquesta de Cámara de La Plata and the Pan American Symphony. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Quasimodo Trío, which whom he has recorded three albums and toured Europe and the Americas. In 2017 he released his first solo album, Bandoneón es Cultura, forging new arrangements and compositions for the instrument, and he is currently working on a second album, Bandoneón de concierto, with works for bandoneon and orchestra. He has taught bandoneón as guest tutor at institutions worldwide.

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2021 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, the CCK, and the Argentine Ministry of Culture, with the kind support of the Embassy of Argentina

SNEAK PEEK! Daniel Ruggiero performing his own composition, Bando y Banda I, for bandoneon and ensemble




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Orquesta del '46

Background video: Time-lapse view of the Obelisk on the Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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