Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Balada para un loco - Roxana Fontán & Horacio Ferrer

To continue with the Horacio Ferrer theme from the preceding blog posting, today's video features the second of his three famous Balada - this one, the most famous, Balada para un loco, sung by Roxana Fontán with an recitative assist from Ferrer who created the lyrics to the song.

The story of Balada para un loco has been told here before but this is the first time I have seen Ferrer involved in a production of the piece. Ms. Fontán, the beautiful singer who accompanies Ferrer has been featured here before in one of the most popular blog posts on this site. Her talents are obvious here and she rightfully deserves to be considered one of the best interpreters of Piazzolla's canción catalog.

This video represents the very most recent portrait of Ferrer, now 77 year old, since it was made just two days ago at the Tango Torri Festival held at beautiful Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda in Italy. The festival this year was dedicated to Osvaldo Zotto, one of the premier tango dancers of the century who died unexpectedly at the age of 46 earlier this year. His brother, Miguel Angel Zotto, also a famous tango dancer was featured at the festival and can be glimpsed in the background during the Ferrer/Fontán performance.

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