Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Piazzolla Videos

A video of Piazzolla's first electronic octet playing Whiskey appeared today. This octet was organized in 1975 and played through 1976, perhaps into early 1977. Based on information in the Azzi/Collier book, Le Grand Tango, the presence of Antonio Agri on violin indicates this is an early version of the octet. I do not know the story behind the creation of this video but there are two other videos from the same performance available on YouTube: Amelitango, Soledad and a fragment of a third. Perhaps a more knowledgeable reader can tell us more about these videos.

A second video is of a Piazzolla Quintet playing Escualo. It is not totally clear to me if this is a totally new video or a video remix of an Escualo video which is already been posted on YouTube. I believe it is new but may change my mind after a little more study.

If Whiskey does not appear below, click here. If Escualo does not appear, click here.

To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.

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