Histoire du Tango

Histoire du Tango


Augustin Hadelich, violin
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar

Release Date:

12th March 2013

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In a short space of time Augustin Hadelich has become one of the most respected and admired violinists of his generation. Two critically acclaimed and Billboard Classical Chart-topping releases for AVIE, a string of major debuts with the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, St. Louis and National Symphony Orchestras, multiple awards including an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, have resulted in major media coverage in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer, among many others.

On Histoire du Tango, Augustin conjures a dark and sultry night of fiery, hot-blooded dancing. Partnered by award-winning Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Augustin traces the history of Argentina’s national dance in Piazzolla’s title track, stirs up folk, gypsy and flamenco dances which inspired Falla’s Popular Spanish Songs, and tosses off a fusillade of pyrotechnics in works by the pinnacles of 19th-century violin performance, Paganini and Sarasate.


Aston Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)
Histoire du Tango
1. I. Bordel 1900
2. II. Cafe 1930
3. III. Nightclub 1960
4. IV. Concert d’aujourd’hul

Manuel de Falla (1876 – 1946)
Canciones Populares Españolas (arr. Paul Kochanski, Jaume Torrent)
5. El paño moruno
6. Asturiana
7. Jota
8. Nana
9. Polo

Nicolò Paganini (1782 – 1840)
Sonata Concertata MS 2 in A major
10. I. Allegro spiritoso
11. II. Adagio assai espressivo
12. III. Rondeau: Allegretto con brio. Scherzando

13. Mosè Fanttasia: Variazioni di bravura su ‘Dal tuo stellato soglio’
Variations on one string on a theme by Rossini

Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908)
14. Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Recording: 29 August – 1 September 2012, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
Recording producer and engineer: Da-Hong Seetoo

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