Argentina’s tango has been widely recognized as one of the most significant genres in 20th-century music, due to its complex literary, political, social, psychological and cultural markers. Astor Piazzolla’s music occupies a unique place in the development of the genre and he is arguably the most important figure in tango in the last quarter of the 20th century. Classical musicians from Gidon Kremer to Yo Yo Ma have embraced Piazzolla's tangos into their repertoire and concert engagements. However, Piazzolla remains a controversial figure in his own country. Titled "From Piazzolla to Traditional Tango," this recital by Cuarteto Tanguero will examine the trails of traditional tango hidden in Piazzolla's music. The concert will be introduced by a panel led by tango scholars Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams (University of Notre Dame) and Emily McManus (St. Mary's College), introduced by Professor of Music Carmen-Helena Téllez, and Cuarteto Tanguero violinist and Notre Dame Post-Doctoral Fellow Daniel Stein.
Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Music Department at Notre Dame.