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The purpose of this treatise is to introduce my new arrangement for woodwind quintet of Piazzolla’s original composition Concierto para Quinteto. A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.

This treatise begins with a brief survey of Piazzolla’s life and career. Fortunately the dancers appear in only four of the nine videos posted by Camarada from their April 29, performance at the Neuroscience Institute in La Jolla, California and the music is good enough to forgive Camarada for including them on stage. Adblock Click the AdBlock button on the top right of your browser’s toolbar and select Don’t run on pages on this domainand then hit Exclude to finish.

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Concierto para quinteto, tango

Piazzolla has basically placed a rest at the standard accent points and scored eighth notes where the rests would normally be. They are all fine musicians but I am particularly drawn to the tone and sensitivity shown by violinist Buckley – watch his performance of Tanti Anni and ignore, please, the dancers. Skip to main content.

For those who read music, you can follow the score of Concierto para quinteto in a string quintet arrangement in this video and see the structure quite clearly – it starts in measure Here are the instructions on how to disable your ad blocker: Because it better shows Camarada to be a smooth, well integrated, and self-aware ensemble – not just a collection of skilled musicians.

But it is done in a way that is respectful of the original.

Astor Piazzolla’s Concierto Para Quinteto |

Thank you for supporting our work. Inevitably there are things lost, for example there are some missing parts in the counterpoint section at the end, but to a listener unfamiliar with the original, the work stands entirely on its own as a fully developed piece of music.

Discussion Be the first to comment on this track! Camarada appears to be a bit of a collective chamber ensemble, their website lists twenty different musicians associated with the organization. Full-length scholarly biographies of Piazzolla are widely available, so in keeping with the primary purpose of this treatise and in order to avoid redundancy, the first chapter focuses primarily on those aspects that will provide readers with a grasp of Piazzolla’s musical style and influences, and the trajectory of his creative life.


I don’t think so but I will let you know if I find one. Piazzolla was able to fuse these various influences–classical, jazz, and tango–into a distinctive musical idiom that, while indebted to other styles, is nonetheless uniquely and unmistakably his own. This is possibly because you are running an ad blocker or another browser extension that is preventing ads from showing, or are using browser privacy settings that do not allow ads to show.

He is evidently not deeply familiar with the work – notice how intently he follows the music, carefully sight reading – and yet his playing is nuanced and fluid, a performance that even Kicho would have enjoyed.

It is a clever compositional strategy which keeps the overall pulse intact but dramatically changes the feel of the piece. The eclecticism of his source material, once a stumbling block to his critics, is now a major source of appeal for today’s increasingly diverse cosmopolitan audiences.

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But it is well done here – the bandoneon voice is not assigned to the flute but rather is shared between flute and guitar and possibly with the violin and piano on occasion.

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Refresh the page to see the result. The only commercial arrangement of Concierto para quinteto of which I am aware is the one written for Piazzolla’s quintet itself. The result is an om-pa pa, om-pa-pa, pi-vot feel that the Bavarians could dance to as a Zwiefacher.

Beth Ross-Buckley is a founder and the driving force behind Camarada – she is the flutist in the quintet in today’s video. Quintetl because the dancers made me realize that the section of the piece from approximately 2’50” to 4’05” could be viewed as a Zwiefacher.

You must paizzolla logged in to cnocierto. Newer Post Older Post Home. The music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla is currently enjoying greater worldwide popularity than ever before among musicians and audiences alike. Listen carefully to that section that starts at 2’50” into the video. Initially there was not much public support for this new musical voice, especially in his native Argentina. To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site. I would really like to hear what he can do once he has internalized the music.


It should be a crime for dancers to appear on stage while a quintet is performing Concierto para quinteto.

Astor Piazzolla: Concierto para Quinteto

But through perseverance and relentless self-promotion over the course of a performing career that spanned more than fifty years, Piazzolla was able to increase his fan base parq a small but loyal core of voncierto into a worldwide piazzollq that has only continued to grow since his death.

Haydn would have done the same thing if dancers appeared on the stage during the performance of his string quartets. Conncierto Piazzolla had been in the audience watching Camarada during the performance in today’s featured video, he would have stopped the music and told the dancers to sit down and listen to the music. Are there other Zwiefachers buried in Piazzolla’s music?

Follow Piazzolla on Video on Twitter. I have listened to the work many times but never heard the Zwiefacher until I noticed at one point in the video, the male dancer’s footwork starts down a waltz pattern. His detractors among Argentina’s tango traditionalists, however, insisted for years that his more erudite compositions were not even tangos at all.

But the performance I found most interesting was that of bassist, Jeff Pekarek, in Kicho. A growing number of arrangements of his works are being produced for ensembles of various sizes and configurations, so that more musicians can have the pleasure of bringing Piazzolla’s music to an ever-wider public.

Yet for much of his lifetime Piazzolla had to struggle for acceptance; his idiosyncratic style is the product of many disparate influences, such that he often found it difficult to appeal to the diverse sections of the public he hoped to win psra with his music. Because piazzklla provides an opportunity to give an arranger a well deserved word of praise.

Piazzolla on Video: Concierto Para Quinteto – Camarada

They all show the work of someone who is intimately familiar with and fond of Piazzolla’s music. Every subscription supports the running of our service. Piazzolla referred to his own music as nuevo tango, an avant-garde version of Buenos Aires’ most popular dance form.