Wanda Pazdan 17 Oct 2007
They’ve met in 2006 in Paris…a place between Poland and Argentina…She – Polish, born to a musical Silesian family, plays classical and contemporary music all over the worldHe – born in Argentina, the cradle of tango, to a family where everybody plays tango on different instruments…
They’ve met in tango…
Duo Cordato is inviting you to a tango, an emotional journey via laughter and fascination, flirt and jealousy, passion, sensuality and love. Manuel Romero said: “Tango is not only a dance. Tango is a kind of lifestyle, state of mind and philosophy. Tango was born from the very deep inside of a human soul and therefore its language is understood by every human being.”
Tango was born in the street. Today it is being played in grand concert halls and danced everywhere.
Tango is a ballroom dance originating from Buenos Aires in Argentina and Montevideo in Uruguay. Habanera and flamenco, the Spanish traditions transplanted to South America, mixed with “candombe”, the dance of African slaves performed and sang at street parades, are at its roots. The word “cum-tan-go” is being repeated in the refrain and this is where “tango” comes from. With a time “candombe” was transformed into “milonga”.
Astor Piazzola (1921-1992) was a musical genius for whom the national dance became a raw material on the basis of which he has invented a completely new music genre. He raised the status of tango from town music to classical music. Piazzola was a great visionary composer, recognised internationally. Unfortunately, he had to fight with the lack of understanding in his own country.
Kacper Podrygajło has written: “In Piazzola’s music the Bach tradition clashes with dances originating from Buenos Aires brothels…In the Baroque tradition everything was mixed up and nobody paid attention to possible misalliance. Gigue (old French ham) was worshiped and by means of this act became an integral part of the Baroque mass. Da chiesa sonata rarely occurred alone. Suite was composed of a cycle of dancing pieces which usually differed from their original versions. We find the same in Piazzola’s music. He writes tango in such a stylized manner that each piece of music differs from each other and, at the same time, they are identical with what they do not represent. However, it does not mean that they are written in a way Bach would have written them if he had lived to our days.”
Duo Cordato with Veronica Kadlubkiewicz violin and Sebastian Cordato guitar and voice perform music of Astor Piazzola’s as well as their own improvisations on dancing music from Argentina.
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