Sunday, March 22, 2009

Four More Hands

Piazzolla loved fugues. Perhaps instilled in him from the Bach he learned at age 13 in New York City from Bela Wilda, one of his early music teachers. Or perhaps from the compositional exercises assigned to him from his last music teacher, Nadia Boulanger, in Paris. You will find them in much of his music. One of his best is titled simply Fugata, recorded at least twice by Piazzolla (albums Adios Nonino and La Camorra) and by many others including Gary Burton and Yo-Yo Ma. But I have never heard a one piano, four hands arrangement of the piece as played here by talented twins from Italy, Davide and Daniele Trivella.

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