Café 1930: This is another age of the tango. People stopped dancing it as they did in 1900, preferring instead simply to listen to it. It became more musical, and more romantic. This tango has undergone total transformation: the movements are slower, with new and often melancholy harmonies. – Astor Piazzolla
Back after er, “Spring Break,” our brand-new Video of the Week transports us to the southern hemisphere for a little history lesson – the Histoire Du Tango to be precise. The title may be in French, but the music is utterly Argentinian, from the pen of tango master Astor Piazzolla. Violinist June Lee and guitar Robby Brown kicked off the final week of concerts during our 2017 summer season with a performance of the sultry second movement, called Café 1930:.
You’ll be able to catch June playing more Piazzolla, who studied in Paris, along with a host of other composers who lived and worked in the City of Light in our opening April in Paris tour in Maine and New Hampshire. June will be joined by Heifetz On Tour mates Noémie Raymond-Friset, cello, and Carlos Avila, piano. Check out the entire Tour schedule at www.heifetzinstitute.org/live.
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