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Charles Hazlewood is joined by the quintet Tango Volcano and members of the BBC Concert Orchestra to explore the world of the tango.

The Tango started life as music of the slums and took on the form of an earthy and sensual dance. The music exudes strong feelings of sensuality, passion and the romantic element of the tragic too. Its dervish and dramatic nature imbued the music with the sense of the ‘dance of death.’

Essentially the music of exiled people, the musical themes of Tangos often centre on broken love, the sadness for having left a country behind for a new life, as well as a desire and passion for life!

Charles Hazlewood is joined by the quintet Tango Volcano and members of the BBC Concert Orchestra to explore the history of this exciting and sensual world.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 23 Nov 2008 17:00

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  • Julio DeCaro & Pedro Laurenz - Alejandro Schwarz

    Performers: Mala Junta, Tango Volcano, BBC Concert Orchestra, Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

  • Hector Stampone

    Flor de Lino Felicia

    Performers: Tango Volcano

  • Horacio Salgán

    A Fuego Lento

    Arranger: Alejandro Schwarz Performers: Tango Volcano, BBC Concert Orchestra, Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

  • Julián Plaza

    Nocturna

    Performers: Tango Volcano

  • Enrique Saborido

    Felicia

    Performers: Tango Volcano

  • Troilo

    Romance de Bario

    Arranger: Alejandro Schwarz Performers: Tango Volcano, BBC Concert Orchestra, Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Tango from 'The Soldier's Tale'

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

  • Darius Milhaud

    Tango des Fratellini from 'Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit'

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

  • Astor Piazzolla

    'Maria' Fuga y misterio;

    Performers: Tango Volcano Poeme from 'Maria de Buenos Aires'

  • Astor Piazzolla

    Verano Porteno from 'Four Seasons'

    Performers: Lucy Waterhouse (solo violin), BBC Concert Orchestra strings

  • Graham Lynch

    Milonga Azure

    Performers: Ninon Foiret (bandoneon), BBC Concert Orchestra strings

  • Julián Plaza

    Danzarin

    Performers: Tango Volcano

  • Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

    La Cumparsita

    Arranger: Alejandro Schwarz Performers: Tango Volcano, BBC Concert Orchestra, Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

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