Tuesday, May 19, 2009

La Vida Pequeña

Today's video is a rarely heard Piazzolla song, La vida pequeña, performed by Martin Alvarado and the quintet, Otra Vez. Lyrics are by Homero Expósito who collaborated with Piazzolla on at least three other pieces: Pigmaleon, La misma pena, and Menefrega. To my knowledge, Piazzolla never recorded La vida pequeña and the only references I find are to piano sheet music. Yet, the sound in this quintet is very close to a Piazzolla sound - even the guitar/bandoneon duet sounds as if Piazzolla arranged it. I am curious to know more.

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  1. This track "La vida Pequeña" was recorded in 2003 by JAIRO on the album "JAIRO CANTA PIAZZOLLA".

    You can find this CD on all the legals commercials sites on the web, particulary in www.priceminister.com / www.fnac.com

    Best regards

  2. Martin Alvarado Fan Club SuomiFebruary 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Here you are another version of "La vida pequeña" by Martin Alvarado with Patrick Gallois, Quinteto Otra Vez and the Symphony Orchestra of Jyväskylä.


  3. Martin Alvarado Fan Club SuomiFebruary 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    this track can also be found on the album "Tango Norte, Tango Sur" by Martin Alvarado & Quinteto Otra Vez