Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hugo Aisemberg - Piazzolla Pianist

I believe that if Pablo Ziegler missed the Quintet's flight to Italy, Hugo Aisemberg could have stepped in and taken Pablo's place at the piano. Not without raising a few eyebrows perhaps, but the concert could proceed. Judge for yourself in the introductory credenza to Adios Nonino in today's video. After the credenza, the rest of the performance is a bit desultory but the point to be made today is the pianist - not the group performance.

Aisemberg was born in Argentina but has lived in Italy since 1971. He has immersed himself in the music of Latin America and particularly in the music of Astor Piazzolla. His knowledge of Piazzolla and Piazzolla's music make him popular as a lecturer and teacher on those topics in Europe and Latin America. He is the artistic director of the Centro Astor Piazzolla and the heart of the group NoviTango whose recordings cover many of Piazzolla compositions.

Mr. Aisembert is important to the followers of Piazzolla's music and quite a pianist too, as you will see and hear in the video below.

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