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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

19-46 Music of Argentina: Piazzolla, Morel, Santillan, Blazquez

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:57


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: November 12, 2019

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  19-46 CGA Music of Argentina, Piazzolla, Jorge Morel, and more


In Cue: MUSIC IN “Hello and welcome to…”

Out Cue: “…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!”

Program Length: 58:57



  Bizet:  Carmen Suite: Prelude      Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                    (Philips 412-609)


   Eladia Blazquez: Kite-flying Dream   Victor Villadangos, guitar

                                    (Naxos 8.555721


   Morel: Concierto Rapsodico    Kryzsztof Pelech, guitar

                                                    Capella Bydgostiensis

                                                    Michel Nesterowicz, cond.

                                   (Luthier Music 2881-61413)


   Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas   Santa Fe Guitar Quartet

                                   (Soundset Recordings 1024)


  Julio Santillan: Estudio No. 4      Victor Villadangos, guitar

                                   (Naxos 5557658





This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features our second look at music by Argentine composers, with works by Piazzolla, Morel, Blazquez, and Santillan.


The program begins with Argentine guitarist Victor Villadangos (b. 1958) performing Eladia Blazquez’s (c. 1927) tango titled “Kite-flying Dream.” Although he has spent more time in the United States than in his native Argentina, guitarist composer Jorge Morel (b. 1931) a predominating Argentine style is found in all his music, including his “Concierto Rapsodico” for guitar and orchestra. Like Vivaldi, Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) also wrote a set of Four Seasons, his “Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas”  (“The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires”). The program concludes with Victor Villadangos’ recording of Julio Santillan’s “Estudio No. 4”, subtitled “Malando” (“Badly Off’)



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