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Astor Piazzolla

Tango-Étude No. 3 for Solo Violin  Play

Yoo Jin Jang Violin

Recorded on 02/01/2017, uploaded on 08/26/2017

Musician's or Publisher's Notes

Piazzolla’s six Tango-Études are a highly original blending of the classical concert etude and Piazzolla's "new tango" music. They present the player with technical challenges, yet are effective concert works. They were composed in 1987 and belong to a group of works from Piazzolla's later career in which he returned to "classical" specification of the musical moment while by no means abandoning his connection to the tango. No. 3, Molto marcato e energico (Very emphatic and energetic) demands florid and difficult playing, with strong dance rhythms. The central section has a more lyrical quality but preserves features of the first part, and the quick shifting of register creates the impression of a duet texture.     Notes by Joseph Stevenson