Astor Piazzolla: Le grand tango
Le grand tango
Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
Cello and piano
Astor Piazzolla was a well schooled composer. Some of his compositions in the tango form are worth just listening to. Don't think of Le Grand Tango as a tango. Think of it as a concert fantasia. Its opening section is rhythmically percussive. The middle section is plaintive. The final section is powerfully rhythmically pulsating. This is a composition you can take liberties with. Le Grand Tango is a piece of music you can use to say what you want to say with your playing.