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Milonga del Angel – Astor Piazzolla with sheet music

Milonga del Angel – Astor Piazzolla with sheet music (partitura) Piano solo version.

(Milonga: an Argentine ballroom dance that preceded the tango early in the 20th century).



Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) didn’t make the tango more respectable, necessarily, but he elevated it to the level of art-music – somewhere in between jazz and classical music – much to the chagrin and anger of some of his countrymen. For the most part, however, he was very much appreciated during his lifetime, and in the 16 years since his death, interest in his music has only increased. Yo-Yo Ma and Gidon Kremer are just two of the classical musicians who have taken a crack at it, and so has jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton (who actually performed with Piazzolla at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and elsewhere).

Milonga del Ángel is a composition of Ástor Piazzolla. It’s the second part of the “Angel” Series, a composition from 1965. He recorded it live in 1965, and then on his 1986 album Tango: Zero Hour.

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