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Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Teho)

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General Info

Year: 1979 / 1999
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Tango quintet
Publisher: Takumi Studio
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of Print.


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Program Notes

Ástor Piazzolla composed Escualo (Shark) in 1979 for the quintet he had formed the year before, and with which he would tour the world for the next eleven years. It was included on the group’s first album, with pieces that were all related to shark fishing, Piazzolla’s favourite pastime; he famously told a journalist that ‘my psychoanalysis is in the sea’. With its tense atmosphere and constantly changing tempi, Escualo is one of the most rhythmically challenging of Piazzolla’s compositions.

- Program Note from liner notes for BIS CD La Création du Monde


State Ratings

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  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tx.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Joey Resendez, alto saxophone) - 6 November 2022 *Premiere U.S. Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Yo Soy Maria (Flex instrumentation) (arr. DeJonge) (1968/2020)

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