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Romantic tango with a spicy zest for a Sunday afternoon. Raimonds Melderis, who proposed the idea for the programme, says: “I’ve always been fascinated by Astor Piazzolla and Richard Galliano’s musical magic. I’ve been contemplating the idea of a chamber music concert with a hint of tango for a long while.”
The outstanding bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla will be commemorated with a performance of one of the grand Argentinian’s final pieces – Five Tango Sensations. Slumber, love, anxiety, despair, and fear – such is the scope of the five tango sensations, and a Texan critic once rightly described the music as full of tragic beauty.
The musicians have also chosen to perform the Opale Concerto by Richard Galliano – a composer whose works are popular among Latvians. According to the composer himself, the three movements are inspired by three different places: the first one emerged from Mediterranean impulses from his native Cannes; the second part is dedicated to a bygone Paris with street musicians playing the accordion and barrel organs, whereas the third movement is Galliano’s own New York Tango.
16.00 / Sunday / Vidzeme concert hall “Cēsis”