May 15, 2016

A quartet led by Pablo Ziegler repeatedly broke my heart at Polsky Theatre on Saturday.  The sadly elegant music of the Quartet for New Tango sounded as if it was inspired by the brevity of lasting love affairs that are inevitably cut short by mortality.

Ziegler was the pianist in Astor Piazzolla’s groundbreaking Quinteto Tango Nuevo in the 1980s.  I was among the thousands of converts who marveled at the Argentinian ensemble’s landmark 1986 albumTango: Zero Hour.  

Saturday’s concert for an audience of about 300 opened with what might have been a sly tribute to Kansas Ci...

The tango is a dance — and a music — of romance, with all the range of emotions that implies, from tentative introductions and tender courtship to passages of pure joy, passionate embrace and flaring tempers, even violence.


No one embodies the art of the tango better than pianist Pablo Ziegler’s Quartet for New Tango, which performed a breathtaking two-hour concert Thursday night at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.


Hector Del Curto is Ziegler’s longtime bandmate on the accordion-like bandoneon, the instrument that defines the sound of the Argentine tango. They were joined by South Korean c...

[English translation] *This is unofficial translation.


A Latin Grammy-winning Argentine pianist Pablo Ziegler who participated in the Quintet of the "Revolutionist of Tango", Astor Piazzolla will perform at Minato Mirai Hall on February 27th and 28th. This concert will be a world premier of his new composition "12 Horas" a suite written with an inspiration of the port of Yokohama and Buenos Aires with a melody of Japanese traditional music and rhythm of tango.


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), the bandoneon player tried to revolutionize the tango music by implementing the e...

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