Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Tango Dreams / Alexander Sevastian


Release Date: 10/22/2013 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 28767   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaGerardo Matos RodríguezEduardo ArolasViatcheslav Semionov,   ... 
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tango is the product of people drawn together on the margins of Buenos Aires in the late nineteenth century. From the slum districts on the outskirts of the capital to the ports of Montevideo and Rio de la Plata, the music of the people merged – Andalusian Flamenco, southern Italian melodies, Cuban habanera, African candomblé percussion and milonga (the Argentine gaucho song). Machismo and violence were part of the tango culture, with male dancers often having a predatory and threatening quality.

The spirit of tango music is expressed in a famous tango lyric: “I will make my heart drunk, so I can toast to the frustration of love.”

The music of Tango Dreams is meant to express the spirit of
Read more Argentine tango. It incorporates typical motifs and rhythms from the golden age of tango (1935-1955) without ever actually quoting a pre-existing melody. Sections of tango-like music are interspersed with music of a different style, the whole suggesting a dream-like landscape and a psychological journey from introspection to exultation.
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (3) for Piano: no 2, Flora's game by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Argentina 
2.
Contrabajeando by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Argentina 
3.
Chiquilín de Bachin by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
4.
Adios nonino by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Argentina 
5.
La cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
La Cachila, tango by Eduardo Arolas
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Modern 
7.
Sentido único by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Devotion by Viatcheslav Semionov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
9.
Tango Dreams by Raymond Luedeke
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Written: 2002 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In