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Again Gustavo Beytelmann has taken some of the most beautiful tango music ever written and created his own arrangements for solo piano. His selection of ten pieces shows how varied in compositional style the tango can be and his advice on the various aspects of performance practice and interpretation is just inspiring.
Gustavo Beytelmann: 'This second volume gives me the great chance to show you more beautiful music from Argentina, including masterpieces from composers such as Agustín Bardi (¡Qué noche!), Ernesto Ponzio (Don Juan), Francisco De Caro (Flores negras) and the immortal Carlos Gardel (Melodía de arrabal and Por una cabeza). Practice hard, play well, and have fun playing this new selection of pieces.'
(…) The selection in this volume offers a wealth of musical idioms to be applied in performance practice with rhythmic intricacies and complex melodic lines, all requiring great contrasts and, most importantly, an allpervading vivaciousness throughout these varied musical gems. The seven selected pieces in this volume all offer a wealth of melodic recitative passages integrated into the mainstream musical lines, making these pieces extremely individual. Full of rhythmic verve and fun, the editor himself points out that there is no one specific way to perform and interpret this rich musical genre and it is down to each individual performer to bring the interpretation to life and make the music speak for itself. (…) The volume would make an ideal gift to all keen young pianists in search of new, original repertoire!
Piano Journal Issue 98/2012