Daniel Barenboim - Tango Argentina
Leopoldo Federico, bandoneon and his Orquesta Tipica; Mora Godoy and Junio Cervilla, dancers
Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires
Tango has long become more than the popular Argentine urban dance which developed after 1870 in the poor working class and immigrant areas on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Tango has aficionados worldwide ? be it for its music, culture or the dance. On New Year’s Eve 2006, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, Argentinean by birth and upbringing, celebrated the end of the year with a spectacular musical event: a festival of Argentinean music live from Buenos Aires. In a seamless fusion of classical and traditional music, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires under Barenboim joined the excellent bandoneon virtuoso Leopoldo Federico and his Orquesta Tipica to present an extraordinary show with popular tangos and Latin American orchestra classics to a crowd of 10,000 in a free open-air concert at the Plaza de la Republica. Enchanting new arrangements of works by the Argentinean artists Astor Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, Julio de Caro, Alberto Ginastera and Horacio Salgan and performances by the leading tango dancers Mora Godoy and Junior Cervila from Buenos Aires added to the atmosphere of a night of “Tangos sinfonicos”. Fascinating to watch and exciting to listen to ? not just for tango aficionados!
With works by Astor Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, Julio de Caro, Alberto Ginastera, Horacio Salgan...