Tango-Etudes by Astor Piazzolla
Arranged for two flutes by Exequiel Mantega
Reviewed by Paulina Fain
For 2 flutes
Includes score only
Astor Piazzolla was one of the greatest composers in t he history of tango. In his “6 Tango Etudes”, he employed a wonderfully large amount of resources used by the Orquesta Tipica in itss various functions: expressive singing, rhythmic walking, connective passages, elements of rhythmic – harmonic timekeeping patterns, among others. In this edition, the original melody has been divided between the two performers in order to create a dialogue. Extended flute techniques applicable to tango have also beed added.
To achieve a deep understanding of these works it is essential that the interpreter study all the elements that define tango. This can be achieved through the study of tango method books, and by listening to recordings of the outstanding traditional tango orchestras.