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Tango Nost�lgico for Soprano (or Bandone�n) and Piano

Year of composition
David Stybr
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
World music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

Commentary by Left Brain and Right Brain. RB: "In December 1998 and January 1999, my wife Denise & I explored awesome Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. My Tango Nost�lgico recalls a moonlit January summer evening on el R�o de la Plata, en route from Montevideo to Buenos Aires. We were thrilled to visit these beautiful, friendly and quasi-European countries in southern South America. Yet, we also longed for home after so much time, so far away. Now I yearn for a delicious churrasco and that rich caramelized dulce de leche ice cream." LB: "My Tango Nost�lgico is a 5-minute study of idealized Argentine dance rhythms, melded with sonata form: exposition of 2 themes, development, reverse recapitulation, and coda. It has fine melodies, many rhythmic and harmonic twists, plus counterpoint. Although playable on clarinet or bandone�n, its text and the relative dearth of talking clarinets make this music best suited for a sonorous soprano voice. Moreover, it is a tango in name and character, but a sonata allegro in form and content." RB: "Good point, but I think of it as a sonata in tango form."

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