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Prom 70: Tango Prom

A celebration of the tango, from Latin America to Finland.

A celebration of the tango, from Latin America to Finland.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Georgia Mann

Pablo Ziegler, piano
Héctor Del Curto, bandoneon
Claudio Ragazzi, guitar
Pedro Giraudo, double bass
Franco Pinna, drums
Britten Sinfonia
Clark Rundell, Conductor

A celebration of the heady, sexually charged Latin American tango, from its origins in the bars of 1880s Buenos Aires, through to Ástor Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango that emerged in the 1950s. The story also embraces the Finnish tango tradition of the early 20th century – steeped in the themes of love, sorrow and nature – and comes bang up to date with some of the latest tango music. Showcasing Grammy Award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler along with leading singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Europe, the USA and Argentina, the raw and earthy vitality of the tango is explored, from the sultry intimacy of the bandoneon to the big-band orchestral forces of the Britten Sinfonia.

2 hours, 29 minutes

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