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    Something Different

    I took a break from a big string piece I'm working on and did something short and fun. This is Astor Piazzolla's Adios Nonino. Some may not be familiar with this but it was huge in Argentina in 1969 and the 70s. Piazzolla's style of Tango was very progressive and not liked by many traditionalists. He was often threatened and eventually fled Argentina for Europe. This arrangement is mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    I took a break from a big string piece I'm working on and did something short and fun. This is Astor Piazzolla's Adios Nonino. Some may not be familiar with this but it was huge in Argentina in 1969 and the 70s. Piazzolla's style of Tango was very progressive and not liked by many traditionalists. He was often threatened and eventually fled Argentina for Europe. This arrangement is mine.
    Valhalx,

    I REALLY enjoyed this! You're arrange is wonderful - especially how you bring in the strings and how they compliment the piano. Bravo!

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    Re: Something Different

    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto
    Valhalx,

    I REALLY enjoyed this! You're arrange is wonderful - especially how you bring in the strings and how they compliment the piano. Bravo!
    Thank you. When I can lay my hands on a Bandoneon sample I will do a much bigger arrangement.
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    What a nice version of this classic Nuevo Tango piece.My brother-in-law plays this piece on classical guitar.Piazzolla did for Tango what Tom Jobim did for Samba, loosened it,made it more subtle,more international.
    Superb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joaz
    What a nice version of this classic Nuevo Tango piece.My brother-in-law plays this piece on classical guitar.Piazzolla did for Tango what Tom Jobim did for Samba, loosened it,made it more subtle,more international.
    Superb.
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    Thanks, joaz. Coming from a latin kind of guy I that's a real compliment. As I said above, a bigger version is coming some day.
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    Re: Something Different

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    I took a break from a big string piece I'm working on and did something short and fun. This is Astor Piazzolla's Adios Nonino. Some may not be familiar with this but it was huge in Argentina in 1969 and the 70s. Piazzolla's style of Tango was very progressive and not liked by many traditionalists. He was often threatened and eventually fled Argentina for Europe. This arrangement is mine.
    Very nice arrangement! I'd like a little less reverb on the piano and strings, and maybe a string quartet in place of a string section (maybe?). I guess I always think of this music as being more intimate, and here it sounded "concert hall" distant. Still, that's really an opinion on the realization - the arrangement is very good. As a guitarist, I have come accross many Piazzola arrangements, this one being a very popluar one to play. It was a delight to hear it in this version. Now for a GPO bandoneon!


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    Thanks. Amen on the GPO bandoneon . Piazzolla liked reverb in his recordings and was often critisized for it. I kicked up the verb here for that reason. If a bandoneon ever materializes I envision an arrangement with piano, solo violin and strings.
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    Re: Something Different

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    Thanks. Amen on the GPO bandoneon . Piazzolla liked reverb in his recordings and was often critisized for it. I kicked up the verb here for that reason. If a bandoneon ever materializes I envision an arrangement with piano, solo violin and strings.
    Intresting about Piazzola liking the reverb on his recordings. I suppose I have become so accustomed to them in a guitar/multiple guitar environment, that I expect them to have the same kind of "intimacy". You got closer to the mark, then. Good work!

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