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13-May-2022

“Astor Piazzolla, the Father of the New Tango” at the Castelfidardo Accordion Museum - Italy

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Paolo PicchioPaolo Picchio (picture left) and the book Astor Piazzolla, The father of Nuevo Tango (Edizioni Curci - picture above) will be the main participants on Sunday May 15th, 2022 at 6.30 pm at the accordion Museum Castelfidardo in Ancona, Italy.

Musicologist, accordionist and composer, Picchio will present the volume in which he traces the biographical and artistic events of the brilliant Argentine composer and bandoneonist (Mar del Plata, 11 March 1921 - Buenos Aires, 4 July 1992), from his beginnings to world popularity. Foreword by Laura Escalada Piazzolla and Daniel Villaflor Piazzolla.

The event will be enriched by the musical interventions of Cristiano Lui (bandoneon), Annalisa Biancofiore (vocals) and Giorgio Fiori (cello). “An unmissable opportunity to relive the history and music of Astor Piazzolla in the prestigious museum which preserves its original scores and the bandoneon that belonged to the artist. On this occasion, this precious and iconic musical instrument will be repositioned in the display case.”

Piazzolla with his mixes of tango, jazz and classical gave life to the so-called Nuevo Tango: he attracted harsh criticism from Argentine purists - who came to call him "the killer of tango" - but in truth he has reformed, regenerated and sublimated. Following a precise and detailed chronology, the book suggests listening to the most significant works of each phase of his career: the contaminations between genres, collaborations with the protagonists of jazz, cinema productions, concert music, song, poetry and dance. The discussion is accompanied by a reasoned and complete discography, in which Piazzolla figures both as a composer and as an interpreter.

Paolo Picchio has lectured all over the world on the accordion and his repertoire, and regularly publishes essays and articles in specialized magazines and websites.

For details email: bertolini.curci@gmail.com
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