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Karen Gomyo|A Piazzolla Trilogy

A Piazzolla Trilogy

Karen Gomyo, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Stephanie Jones

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From the moment Karen Gomyo first heard Astor Piazzolla, at the age of fourteen, she was spellbound: "I had never heard such a combination of sensuality, fierceness, playfulness, sadness and nostalgia". As a violinist she found the role of the violin in Piazzolla’s music especially inspiring, and soon started playing it herself – first in various group combinations, and eventually together with Piazzolla’s longtime pianist Pablo Ziegler and his Tango Quartet. For the present recording she has chosen to record strings-only versions of three works originally for tango quintet (Seasons), guitar and flute (Histoire du Tango), and solo flute (Études).

Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones were initially conceived neither as a suite nor as a tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Verano porteño ("Summer") was composed first, as part of the incidental music for a play, with the other three following several years later. If The Seasons provide a soundtrack to the year as it unfolds in Buenos Aires, Histoire du Tango describes the development of the tango itself in four chapters – from the brothels around year 1900 to the concert halls where Piazzolla himself performed his "tango nuevo". These two works frame three of Piazzolla’s Tango Études, which Karen Gomyo performs solo, while otherwise being partnered by the strings of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Seasons) and the guitarist Stephanie Jones (Histoire du Tango). © BIS Records

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4 Estaciones Porteñas (Arr. L. Desyatnikov for Violin & Orchestra) (Astor Piazzolla)

1
No. 4, Verano Porteño
00:06:50

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestra, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

2
No. 1, Otoño Porteño
00:08:12

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestra, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

3
No. 2, Invierno Porteño
00:07:20

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestra, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

4
No. 3, Primavera Porteña
00:06:33

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestra, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

6 Tango Etudes (Version for Solo Violin) [Excerpts] (Astor Piazzolla)

5
No. 3, Molto marcato e energico
00:03:54

Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

6
No. 4, Lento meditativo
00:04:12

Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

7
No. 5, Quarter Note = 120
00:02:24

Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

Histoire du Tango (Version for Violin & Guitar) (Astor Piazzolla)

8
I. Bordel 1900
00:04:11

Stephanie Jones, Artist, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

9
II. Café 1930
00:07:49

Stephanie Jones, Artist, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

10
III. Nightclub 1960
00:06:06

Stephanie Jones, Artist, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

11
IV. Concert d'aujourd'hui
00:05:07

Stephanie Jones, Artist, MainArtist - Astor Piazzolla, Composer - Karen Gomyo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

Album Description

From the moment Karen Gomyo first heard Astor Piazzolla, at the age of fourteen, she was spellbound: "I had never heard such a combination of sensuality, fierceness, playfulness, sadness and nostalgia". As a violinist she found the role of the violin in Piazzolla’s music especially inspiring, and soon started playing it herself – first in various group combinations, and eventually together with Piazzolla’s longtime pianist Pablo Ziegler and his Tango Quartet. For the present recording she has chosen to record strings-only versions of three works originally for tango quintet (Seasons), guitar and flute (Histoire du Tango), and solo flute (Études).

Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones were initially conceived neither as a suite nor as a tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Verano porteño ("Summer") was composed first, as part of the incidental music for a play, with the other three following several years later. If The Seasons provide a soundtrack to the year as it unfolds in Buenos Aires, Histoire du Tango describes the development of the tango itself in four chapters – from the brothels around year 1900 to the concert halls where Piazzolla himself performed his "tango nuevo". These two works frame three of Piazzolla’s Tango Études, which Karen Gomyo performs solo, while otherwise being partnered by the strings of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Seasons) and the guitarist Stephanie Jones (Histoire du Tango). © BIS Records

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