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The Argentine musician and composer Ástor Piazzolla was born on March 11, 1921. His work revolutionized traditional tango, incorporating elements of jazz and classical music. He is considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. This year we celebrate his centenary with events and concerts around the world.
In our Autumn Concert 2019 in Badalona, the Argentine guitar quartet “IN CRESCENDO” performed several pieces by Ástor Piazzolla. We share here the video of one of them, "Libertango" to pay tribute to him and commemorate his centenary on his birthday. Thank you for all that you left us. Felicidades Maestro.
In the current year we are also celebrating the centenary of another great Argentine musician: Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010). Great pianist and prolific composer, he created a large number of musical works of all kinds, achieving world fame with some of them such as the song "Alfonsina y el Mar" (Alfonsina and the Sea), composed in collaboration with the writer Felix Luna.
Many adaptations of this beautiful work have been made for guitar, being currently a piece that many guitarists perform as an encore at the end of their recitals. In the concert organized by our association in 2013 in Badalona, the South Korean guitarist Daekun Jang performed it masterfully. We like to remember it on the centenary of its author:
VIDEO: ALFONSINA Y EL MAR
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Autumn Guitar Concert 2020, broadcast live on the Internet and held without an in-person audience due to restrictions related to COVID-19.
Here we publish only one piece performed by Ljubica, but you can whatch the full recital by clicking on the link:
Most people who visit us - especially if they are not from Badalona - wonder about the meaning of the statue of the ape with a guitar that our Association uses as a symbol.
The answer is somewhat complex but very curious. Here we give you the explanation.