He is among the astonishingly varied group of composers who were enabled by the teaching of Nadia Boulanger to become more authentically themselves. Boulanger--doyenne of high European art--encouraged Piazzolla not to become another European-style composer, but to apply to the tango the lessons of his study with her. It was first played on the guitar and flute. Arrangements then came to include the piano, and later, the concertina.
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Containing the following four movements: Bordel The tango was born in Buenos-Aires in It was first played on the guitar and the flute.
The piano was added later, followed by the bandoneon. It is music full of charm and vivacity, that gives the impression of the good spirits and volubility of the French, Italian and Spanish women who lived in these brothels, enticing the policemen, thieves, sailors and hoodlums who visited them. The tango is cheerful. People no longer danced to it, as in the s and became satisfied by just listening, which allowed for a more musical and romantic evolution.
This was a radical transformation. The tango became slower, more melancholic, and incorporated new harmonies. Tango orchestras were made up of two violins, two bandoneons, a piano and a double bass. Sometimes it was sung. Night-club A new evolution was witnessed during this period, in which international exchange increased considerably. The public flocked to the nightclubs to listen earnestly to the new tango - a revolution and profound disruption of certain forms of old tango.
Piazzolla, A :: Histoire du Tango
Histoire Du Tango